New Jersey man Robert Sanger dead after fall while fixing Ferris wheel at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in Ocean City

New Jersey man Robert Sanger dead after fall while fixing Ferris wheel at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in Ocean City

A employee died Monday morning after he fell from a carry whereas engaged on a Ferris wheel at a preferred Jersey Shore amusement park.

The employee, recognized as Robert Sanger, 62, of Pittsgrove in Salem County, plunged from the carry on the iconic Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in Ocean Metropolis at about 10:30 a.m., The Press of Atlantic Metropolis reporting, citing metropolis officers.

Sanger, a subcontractor, was engaged on the Ferris wheel on the time of the accident.

He was transported to Shore Medical Heart, the place he was pronounced lifeless.

It wasn’t instantly clear how Sanger fell. Metropolis officers mentioned the incident is being investigated by the federal Occupational Security and Well being Administration, the paper reported.

Sanger’s demise was confirmed by Jay Gillian — Gillian’s Wonderland Pier President who additionally serves as Mayor of Ocean Metropolis.

Breaking: Employee killed at Ocean Metropolis’s Wonderland Pier on boardwalk. Ocean Metropolis Mayor Jay Gillian, President of his longtime household owned amusement pier, introduced that subcontractor engaged on a carry was killed as employees had been busy 4 Mondays earlier than Memorial Day @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/Ar3WjxbiIu

— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) Could 2, 2022

“We’re saddened to report that an worker of a subcontractor engaged on a carry at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier suffered a deadly damage Monday morning,” he mentioned in an announcement.

“Our ideas and prayers exit to his household.”

Sanger’s demise was confirmed by Jay Gillian — Gillian’s Wonderland Pier President who additionally serves as Mayor of Ocean Metropolis. Twitter / Steve Keeley, FOX 29

Gillian mentioned he’s cooperating with legislation enforcement of their investigation. He pledged to supply extra data on the incident when it’s obtainable.

A Fb web page for Gillian’s reelection marketing campaign for mayor introduced that Gillian is “suspending all marketing campaign exercise efficient instantly” following the information of the accident. He has served as mayor since 2010 and is up for a reelection on Could 10.

It wasn’t instantly clear how Sanger fell, as officers mentioned the incident is being investigated by the federal Occupational Security and Well being Administration. Twitter / Steve Keeley, FOX 29

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