Friday night (4/8/22) at the Clay County Fair was very close to becoming tragic. Davontai Lee, the ride’s operator was grabbing a hat that had fallen off a rider fell to the floor. As he was grabbing the hat, the ride’s mechanism triggered, trapping him between two massive steel plates that make up the ride’s floor.
After about 15 minutes of Lee screaming in agony, first responders were able to free him. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
[SOURCE: NBC News]