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Georgia Carnival Company Faces Fines After Worker Dies

Augusta, Georgia company, Event Coordinators Inc. has been cited by the North Carolina Labor Department for 12 serious violations after one of their employees was killed in May dismantling a Ferris wheel in North Carolina according to savannahnow.com.

The employee, Michael Douglas Cook, 42, of Columbus, was killed at the end of the six-day carnival.

Safety investigators found a failed fitting on a wire cable used for taking apart the Ferris wheel, which caused part of the Ferris wheel to fall, hitting a 40-foot-high walkway and a basket holding another worker.

Ty Wilson is an Atlanta workers compensation attorney who strives to educate injured workers and their families as he helps them. He is the author of several workers compensation reports that he offers for free. Call his office at 1-888-689-5224.

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