A worker died Monday morning after falling from an elevator while working on a Ferris wheel at a popular amusement park on the Jersey Shore.
The worker, identified as Robert Sanger, 62, of Pittsgrove in Salem County, fell from the elevator at around 10:30 a.m. at Ocean City’s iconic Gillian’s Wonderland Pier, The Press of Atlantic City reported, citing city officials.
Sanger, a subcontractor, was working on the Ferris wheel at the time of the accident.
He was transported to Shore Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
It wasn’t immediately clear how Sanger fell. City officials said the incident is being investigated by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the newspaper reported.
Sanger’s death was confirmed by Jay Gillian – Gillian’s Wonderland Pier President, who also serves as Mayor of Ocean City.
“We are sad to report that a subcontractor employee working on a lift at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier suffered a fatal injury on Monday morning,” he said in a statement.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”
Gillian said he is cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation. He promised to provide more information on the incident as soon as it becomes available.
A Facebook page for Gillian’s mayoral re-election campaign announced that following news of the accident, Gillian “suspended all campaign activities with immediate effect”. He has been mayor since 2010 and is standing for re-election on May 10th.
https://nypost.com/2022/05/03/new-jersey-man-robert-sanger-dead-after-fall-while-fixing-ferris-wheel-at-gillians-wonderland-pier-in-ocean-city/ New Jersey man Robert Sanger died after falling while repairing the Ferris wheel at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in Ocean City