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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Church fair fatality suit filed

SHREWSBURY

The family of a Shrewsbury man who died after being thrown from a carnival ride at a church fair nearly two years ago has filed a wrongful-death suit against the company that owned the ride, its president, and other parties.

The suit, which seeks unspecified punitive and compensatory damages, was filed in Suffolk Superior Court yesterday on behalf of the six siblings and the estate of the late mother of Andrew Fohlin.

Fohlin, 38, was thrown to his death when a seating compartment of a rapidly spinning ride known as the Sizzler broke apart in September 2004. Fohlin, a resident at a state-run facility for the mentally retarded, died from massive head trauma. Two others were injured.

-- AP

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