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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Woman Injured on Revolving Ride at Pattaya Beach Road Carnival

A Thai woman has received minor injuries after falling from a showground ride at the ‘Grand Sale Fair’ on Pattaya’s Beach Road on Tuesday night.
Pattaya, the 19th of October 2010 [PDN]: On Tuesday night, the Sawang Boriboon Foundation were notified of an accident at the Pattaya ‘Grand Sale Fair,’ where one woman was injured having fallen from a revolving showground ride.
At the scene, rescue services attended to a Thai woman, now known to be Ms. Supansa Sangchanchai [30]. Ms. Sangchanchai had minor cuts and bruises to her body and a suspected hip injury. She was transported to a local hospital for further treatment.
According to Ms. Sangchanchai, she was riding the fairground attraction known as ‘Tagada’ with her friends when she lost her grip on the rides railing and was thrown to the floor, while it was in operation. She noted that the speed of the ride seemed to increase and that she was unable to hold on to the metal railings.
Since being discharged from the hospital, Ms. Sangchanchai has reported the incident to police claiming that the ride owner/operator was negligent in his dealings with the ride, namely the lack of safety features present for its users. She is now seeking compensation for her medical bills.
The ‘Tagada’ is a circular disk-like attraction that revolves and pivots around a center point. Passengers sit on a bench seat that runs the circumference of the disk. The ride typically has two or three speed settings increased incrementally from its start, while fastenings, seat belts and harnesses are not provided.


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