Lawsuit Settled Over 2016 Ferris Wheel Accident at Tennessee Fair

November 8, 2018

A lawsuit involving a Ferris wheel accident in which three girls fell to the ground at a Tennessee fair has been settled.

The Kingsport Times-News reports that a notice filed in federal court Oct. 17 indicated mediation took place and the case was settled. Attorney for defendant Family Attraction Amusement, Tom Johnson, says the settlement terms are confidential.

Three families sued ride operation FAA of Georgia, its owners, manufacturer High-Lite Rides of South Carolina and builder Michael O. Howard. The lawsuits were combined into one.

According to records, three girls were in a gondola that overturned, sending them 30 feet (9 meters) to the ground during the Greene County Fair in August 2016.

Inspectors found worn-out rivet fasteners caused the accident, but FAA said a girl had rocked the gondola.

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