Carnival Safety Investigation

Number 24110
Subject Health
Source Inside Edition (New York)
State NY
Year 2008
Publication Date 09/12/2008
Summary Inside Edition sent a producer with hidden cameras to work at several traveling carnivals around the country where he uncovered major drug use by some of the carnival ride operators. In addition to capturing "ride jockeys" abusing (and dealing) drugs just minutes before they began operating major thrill rides popular with children and young adults, our producer also observed several serious safety issues inherent in the traveling carnival industry. Among these safety issues were questionable hiring practices, inadequate training policies and dangerous mechanical issues on multiple rides.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 14
Keywords carnival safety; public safety; ride jockeys; drug use; sex offenders; ex-con; traveling carnivals;
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