- The wheel structure was under construction in Fuzhou City, East China’s Fujian Province
- The collapse occurred at at around 2.40pm on Monday witht no casualties reported.
- The amusement ride was allegedly being constructed by Longfor Properties
The amusement ride was under construction in Fuzhou city next to Jia’an Lake, East China’s Fujian Province and the collapse occurred at around 2.40 pm.
The shocking moment was captured from several angles (See video below) and although there were no casualties, one person was trapped on the hub of the Ferris wheel.
The worker was eventually saved by the staff using a crawler crane(should be the crane working at the site), but the cause of the accident is still under investigation.
The Ferris wheel was allegedly being constructed by Longfor Properties, based in Beijing. Construction has begun in April this year and its height was set to be 120 metres, making it the highest Ferris Wheel in the Fujian Province. Longfor Properties has refused any comment on the incident on Monday afternoon.
A local resident has mentioned that the Ferris Wheel is closed to its completion and it was part of the wider government project and nearby shopping centre.