Details still unknown in incident that injured two at York Fair

Few details have been released in the days since two people were injured on a York Fair ride.

One person fell from the Giant Wheel ride just after 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. Another person was injured, but how that person was injured is still unknown.

Reached Monday, Sept. 13, Brianna Holmes, marketing director for the York Fair, said she had no new information about the incident, and the state Department of Agriculture is handling the investigation.

On Tuesday, Sept. 14, Shannon Powers, spokeswoman for the department, said there were no updates regarding the incident. She could not say how long it would be until its investigation is done.

The Giant Wheel ride is seen Saturday, Sept. 14, at the York Fair. Two people were injured on the ride the night before. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Powers said she did not have any information on those injured.

West Manchester Township Police said the department was not investigating the incident. 

A spokeswoman for the Department of Labor confirmed that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is not investigating the incident since no employees were injured.

The Giant Wheel was closed for the remainder of the fair. It had passed inspection prior to the start of the fair; however, the record of its inspection was not posted on the Department of Agriculture's website until after the incident.

Deggeller Attractions operates the Giant Wheel. No one could be reached at the number listed for the company on Tuesday morning.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.