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Friday, 1 September, 2000, 02:48 GMT 03:48 UK
Fairground accidents this year
Glasgow Green funfair
Public confidence is rocked by fairground accidents
Fairground accidents - including several fatalities - have hit headlines in 2000. BBC News Online charts how many people have been injured this year.

  • August: 12-inch bolt came off a ride at Coney Beach in Porthcawl, fracturing a teenager's skull.

  • July: Woman and three children injured in fall from a Blackpool Pleasure Beach ride.

  • July: 11-year-old boy died after falling from a Blackpool ride.

    Shepherds Bush fairground, London
    A woman was killed at a London fairground

  • July: Fire destroyed two rides at Thorpe Park, Surrey; no one injured.

  • July: Serious head injuries for man who apparently got caught on carriage while leaving ride in Glasgow Green.

  • May: Australian tourist, 28, killed when a ride car fell to the ground, injuring its two other occupants in Shepherds Bush, London.

  • May: Girl, 12, killed when she fell from a swinging gondola ride in Cornwall.

  • May: Three teenage girls injured on a ride in Torrington, Devon.

  • May: Ten children and adults, injured when a waltzer car flew into a crowd at Flitwick, Bedfordshire.

  • April: Girl, 7, critically injured after slipping from a ride in Liverpool.

  • March: Teenage girl from Gosport, Hampshire, had emergency surgery after falling under a ride.

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