The fair employee suffered a broken finger, WGHP reported. No other injuries were reported.
The mother of one of the children who became trapped on the Ferris wheel told WGHP that she thinks fair workers need additional training.
“I will never go back to another fair,” the woman, identified only as Angela, told the news station. “I will never put him on another ride like that.”
The accident happened around 9:45 p.m. Friday, WHAS reported. The ride's operator was able to safely unload all passengers from the Ferris wheel after one of the cars "began to tilt out of its normal position," officials with the Central Carolina Fair said in a statement obtained by WHAS.
Greensboro police said a state inspector is investigating the incident.
The fair ended Sunday.