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2 workers injured while installing Ferris wheel in Virginia

May 17, 2018

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Two workers in Virginia were injured when a panel on the Ferris wheel they were installing fell.

The Virginian-Pilot cites a release from the city of Norfolk that says both workers were hospitalized for injuries believed to be not life-threatening on Tuesday evening.

They were part of the crews installing the 12-story Skystar Observation Wheel at Norfolk’s Waterside District. The 137-foot-tall Ferris wheel will open Saturday, and will remain in Norfolk until September.

The city says there is no danger of more falling parts.

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