Man cleared after fairground ride collapse
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No further action will be taken over the collapse of a fairground ride.
A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation into the malfunction of the X-Scream ride owned by James Fendick, who has connections with Royston, has concluded but the ride remains out of action pending a safety test.
The ride was carrying 25 people when it collapsed at the Riverside Park in St Neots on May 31.
Witnesses described how the attraction, which tilts at a 45 degree angle, started to rock and shake, sending it off balance and leaving the circular wheel spinning out of control before it collapsed and dropped down.
One man was taken to hospital with a damaged tendon and whiplash and a girl injured her leg. Ten others were treated by medics at the scene.
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An HSE spokesman said: “We will not be taking further action against any party. The prohibition notice issued on the ride following the incident remains in effect.”
The ride is currently being repaired and will then be given a new safety check by HSE.
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Mr Fendick was not available for comment at the time the Crow went to press.