A employee died Monday morning after he fell from a carry whereas engaged on a Ferris wheel at a preferred Jersey Shore amusement park.
The employee, recognized as Robert Sanger, 62, of Pittsgrove in Salem County, plunged from the carry on the iconic Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in Ocean Metropolis at about 10:30 a.m., The Press of Atlantic City reporting, citing metropolis officers.
Sanger, a subcontractor, was engaged on the Ferris wheel on the time of the accident.
He was transported to Shore Medical Heart, the place he was pronounced lifeless.
It wasn’t instantly clear how Sanger fell. Metropolis officers stated the incident is being investigated by the federal Occupational Security and Well being Administration, the paper reported.
Sanger’s dying was confirmed by Jay Gillian — Gillian’s Wonderland Pier President who additionally serves as Mayor of Ocean Metropolis.
“We’re saddened to report that an worker of a subcontractor engaged on a carry at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier suffered a deadly harm Monday morning,” he said in a statement.
“Our ideas and prayers exit to his household.”
Gillian stated he’s cooperating with legislation enforcement of their investigation. He pledged to offer extra data on the incident when it’s accessible.
A Facebook page for Gillian’s reelection marketing campaign for mayor introduced that Gillian is “suspending all marketing campaign exercise efficient instantly” following the information of the accident. He has served as mayor since 2010 and is up for a reelection on Could 10.