A 22-year-old man working at the Feast of Mother Cabrini festival on Long Island was killed when he was struck by a moving ride. According to Newsday, Michael Austin had " reached under the moving machinery to fetch something... When [he] stood up, the ride struck his head and knocked him to the ground, police said."

Austin had been working for the festival for three weeks (it officially opened on August 3 and will close tomorrow) and, at around 7:30 p.m., was struck by the Scat ride, which features people standing in metal baskets that rotate (video). Hen had reportedly been conscious when he was taken to Stony Brook Hospital, but died hours later.

The ride's owner told Newsday, "My heart goes out to the family. It's so hard. It was just a plain accident. I'm with the family right now. They're pretty upset and so am I." The ride was closed last night and will not re-open for the rest of the festival.