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1 person injured dismantling Vortex ride at NC State Fair

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The scene of Monday morning's accident involving Vortex ride at N.C. State Fair The scene of Monday morning's accident involving Vortex ride at N.C. State Fair
RALEIGH, N.C. -

Authorities responded to the North Carolina State Fairgrounds at approximately 3:37 a.m. in response to a "traumatic injury" call.

Officials said that a 35-year-old man injured his while dismantling a ride called "Vortex." The State Fair had two rides called "Vortex" and fair officials said the one involved in this morning's accident was not the same one involved in last week's incident that injured 5 people.

Five people were injured Thursday night after an incident on the Vortex ride behind the Expo Center between gates 4 and 5 on the lower midway. Three of the five remain hospitalized -- two of who are in serious condition.

Timothy Dwayne Tutterrow, 46, of Quitman, Ga., was charged with three felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious bodily injury on Saturday.

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