Carnival worker dies taking down ride in Southwest Michigan

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Authorities say a carnival worker has died while taking down a 60-foot-high ride in southwestern Michigan following a Independence Day weekend festival.

WOOD-TV and The Grand Rapids Press report the man died early Tuesday and police believe he was electrocuted while dismantling
the ride in Sand Lake.

The roller coaster-style ride, called the Fireball, sends passengers upside down on a circular track.

McDonagh Amusements owner Tom McDonagh says the man, who was from Jackson, died after touching power lines.

He says the man was in his 30s.

The death is under investigation.

Sand Lake is located about 25 miles northeast of Grand Rapids.

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