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Long Island Woman Required Amputation After Festival Accident

A woman who was critically injured by a runaway Army Humvee at a Long Island bacon festival has undergone an arm amputation due to injuries she suffered in the accident. According to the Associated Press, the accident happened Saturday, Sept. 23 when a Humvee the U.S. Army Reserve was displaying at the Long Island Bacon Bash apparently popped out of gear and careened 30 feet down a hill through throngs of people. The U.S. Army Reserve says it is conducting an internal investigation of the accident. “Everyone was running and screaming and we just wanted to make sure that she ... Read More

Inspectors dismantling swing ride that injured 18 at Connecticut festival

NORWALK, Conn. — Investigators are dismantling a circular swing ride that failed during a summer oyster festival in Southern Connecticut Sunday in an effort to understand why the ride stopped abruptly, sending the riders hurtling into each other and injuring 18 riders. The “Zumur” ride, which consists of swings suspended from arms that raise and spin, was one of the featured ride attractions at Norwalk’s annual Oyster Festival. Connecticut State Troopers investigating Sunday’s incident say that some kind of mechanical malfunction in the drive system seems to have occurred while the ride was in operation. Stewart Amusement Co. bought the ... Read More

Wisconsin festival attraction results in neck, back, and foot injuries

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. – A new “free fall” attraction at a Wisconsin festival resulted in a number of injuries over the weekend, including one person with a broken neck, one with a back injury and two with broken ankles. As many as 3,000 people paid $10 each to participate in the Free Fall attraction at the Country Fest in rural Cadott, which allowed them to jump from a platform and plunge 25 feet onto an inflatable surface. Those who jumped were instructed to land on their backs or in a sitting position. Chippewa County Sheriff Captain Gene Gutsch told the Associated ... Read More

Music festival in Gulf Shores will donate all profits to coastal recovery

Residents of Alabama, other Gulf Coast states, and beyond are invited to head to the beach this weekend for three days of sun, music and oil spill relief. Starting this Friday, May 14, The Hangout Music and Arts Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama, will kick off as planned, with all profits being donated to coastal protection and restoration. Rather than being deterred by BP’s massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, The Hangout Festival’s producers have been motivated by it, urging everyone concerned about the oil to listen to live music from dozens of renown artists while enjoying the beach ... Read More