Amusement park worker falls to death while fixing Ferris wheel

A subcontractor fell to his death from a Ferris wheel at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in New Jersey (Picture: Getty Images)

A worker at an amusement park in Jersey Shore fell to his death from a lift while tending to a Ferris wheel.

Robert Sanger, 62, was working on Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in Ocean City when he fell around 10.30am on Monday, according to .

The subcontractor was transported to Shore Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

It was not immediately known how Sanger, of Pittsgrove in Salem County, fell. He was an employee of Cargo Tech International of Swedesboro.

Gillian’s Wonderland Pier President Jay Gillian, who is also the mayor of Ocean City, confirmed Sanger’s death.

‘We are saddened to report that an employee of a subcontractor working on a lift at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier suffered a fatal injury Monday morning,’ Gillian stated.

‘Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.’

Gillian said he would provide more information on the accident as it becomes available, and said he is cooperating with an investigation by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Gillian has served as Ocean City’s mayor since 2010 and was up for reelection on May 10. However, a Facebook page for his campaign stated that Gillian is ‘suspending all campaign activity effective immediately’ in light of the fatal accident.


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