Worker killed by ride at Long Island carnival
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — A spinning amusement ride has hit a worker in the head and killed him at a Long Island carnival.
State and federal workplace-safety officials were investigating Sunday. The accident happened Saturday evening at the Feast of Mother Cabrini festival in Brentwood.
Suffolk County police and the worker's employer say he went under the ride — called the Scat — to take care of something related to its music. Police say he stood up, and the ride hit him and knocked him to the ground.
The Scat's 16 riders weren't hurt.
Carnival organizers identified the worker as 22-year-old Michael Austin. His employer, Pete Zorlenzan, says Austin worked for him for several weeks.
Organizers say the 1972 ride was found to be working properly. It features riders standing in spinning baskets.
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