Punkin' Chunkin' cancelled after woman injured last year

Posted at 11:53 AM, Aug 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-24 11:53:56-04

A fall tradition in Delaware has been canceled. This year the festive event of Punkin' Chunkin' will be missing from calendars.

The Delaware event was canceled following the filing of a federal lawsuit by a woman who was critically injured at last year's event.

The land-owners who donate their property for the event were reluctant to host it this year in light of the federal lawsuit. The lawsuit by woman injured claims she was left with severe and permanent injuries.

She was injured when a trap door blew off an air cannon. She was managing a camera crew as part of a television special for discovery's science channel.