While county fairs and carnivals held throughout the summer bring enjoyable fun, Ferris wheels and roller coasters, many hidden dangers may be lurking behind these entertaining attractions. This is because many summer carnival companies hire seasonal migrant workers who labor grueling hours under conditions that could threaten the safety and health of customers and workers alike.
Grueling Work Schedules
There are hundreds of traveling carnivals offering attractions to fill the midways of many state and county fairs all across North America. Most of them stay in business by hiring legal immigrants who often operate machinery 14 or more hours every day of the week. This heavy work schedule often leads to exhaustion, placing attraction ride patrons and the worker in great peril.