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Ocean City, NJ – Man Killed in Workplace Accident Involving Ocean City Ferris Wheel

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May 2, 2022

Ocean City, NJ (May 2, 2022) – Around 10:30 a.m. on Monday morning, May 2, a man was killed in a workplace accident involving a Ferris wheel on the boardwalk in Ocean City.

According to Jersey Shore Police, the accident happened on the Ferris Wheel at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier on the boardwalk of Ocean City. A subcontractor was working on the Ferris wheel and was on a lift at the time. However, the subcontractor fell from the lift at some point due to reasons that are not yet known.

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The worker, who has since been identified as 62-year-old welder Robert Sanger from Cargo Tech International, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. Nobody else was injured in the accident.

The area was blocked for an extended period of time following the accident.

No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues. Police will update with more information as it becomes available.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Workplace Accidents in New Jersey 

Workplace accidents take place weekly in the state of New Jersey. Though many of these incidents are minor in nature, others are incredibly severe and life-altering in nature. In 2020 alone, it was reported that approximately 75,800 people were injured in New Jersey workplace accidents due to the reckless acts of others. Out of these accidents, handfuls of victims also lose their lives. It can be incredibly unexpected to lose somebody you love in a fatal workplace accident. If your life has been turned upside-down due to one of these accidents, you and your family may be feeling alone and confused. It is imperative that you have the assistance of an attorney on your side during these difficult times.

Losing somebody closest to you in a workplace accident can affect your life in many ways. You may have questions that only an Ocean City workplace accident attorney can help you answer. As you are grieving the immense loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you are going to afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. You should never have to deal with the stressful aftermath of a fatal workplace accident on your own. This is why you should have the assistance of an Ocean City wrongful death attorney on your side in your time of need.

Ocean City Workplace Accident Attorneys 

At Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys, we are here for you after you have sustained the loss of a loved one in a New Jersey workplace accident. We will stand by your side every step of the way as you navigate the New Jersey legal system for the first time. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects, including the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral and burial expenses

You should never have to stand alone after a fatal workplace accident. Please contact a workplace accident attorney in New Jersey at (215) 600-0681 for more information on how we can assist you.

Note: Our team of writers uses secondary sources to produce this post including local and state media and news sources, local and state police incident reports, social medial platforms as well as eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Pennsylvania. For that reason, if you find any information that is not correct, please contact Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys as soon as possible so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. A post will be removed upon request. 

Disclaimer: The photos used in this post were not taken at this accident scene. All information contained in this post is informational and not intended to be considered legal or medical advice. This post is not a solicitation for business.