Ferris wheels are some of the most popular attractions at amusement parks with even small time carnivals carrying out Ferris wheels. Millions of people enjoy rides on Ferris wheels on a regular basis and they have been around for more than a century. You would expect that they would be completely safe, since they can be used only when people are sure that they are safe. So, it gets shocking when an accident happens on such a measure of enjoyment, and in recent times, there has been a quest for amusement parks to gain an image of being the best, having the most exciting rides, and so on.
In this case, a girl died when she fell from the ride and hit the ground (link to article):
An 11-year-old girl died Friday after falling from a Ferris wheel while on a class trip to an amusement park in New Jersey, police said.
Abiah Jones fell at Morey Piers Mariner's Landing Pier about 12:30 p.m., according to the Wildwood Police Department.
First responders gave her first aid and took her to Cape Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead about 1:15 p.m., according to police.
The girl was riding one of the park's main attractions, "The Great Wheel." At 156 feet, it's one of the tallest wheels on the East Coast, according to Morey Piers spokeswoman Lindsey Young.