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Fireball Ride Model At Fair Was Built In 1998, Manufacturer Had Major Safety Update in 2010

Details from the tragedy at the Ohio State Fair are beginning to emerge, detailing what went wrong on The Fireball. The death of 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell sent shockwaves through the state. The incident, which injured 7 others, has hung over the Ohio State Fair since last week. Amusements of America, the company that operates the …

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Certain Rides Are Back Up And Running At The Ohio State Fair

The SkyGlider, Giant Slide, and other low-impact rides have resumed operation at the Ohio State Fair. Inspectors making good progress. Kiddieland, SkyGlider and Giant Slide to open early afternoon. — Ohio State Fair (@OhioStateFair) July 28, 2017 These rides are opening after Wednesday’s terrible accident that left one dead and seven injured. The ride known …

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Dutch Operator of Fireball Says State Fair “Must’ve Handled It Unprofessionally”

Dutch amusement ride manufacturer KMG, the company who built the Fire Ball ride, are calling on all operators to close the ride. According to a report by NL Times, a Dutch media outlet, KMG has asked operators to keep the attraction shut down while the investigation into events here in Ohio unfolds. The manufacturer’s name …

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Aftermath of Ohio State Fair Tragedy Causes Ride Shut Downs Across The Country

Fairs across the country have shut down the use of the Fire Ball ride after the incident at the Ohio State Fair yesterday. From California to North Carolina, and places in between, the ride malfunction at the Ohio State Fair that caused one death and several injuries, has been shut down at fairs nationwide. Some …

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Ohio State Fair Ride That Malfunctioned Had Service Bulletin For Structural Fatigue Cracking

An accident at the Ohio State Fair has left an 18 year-old-man dead and seven injured. Our hearts are heavy… pic.twitter.com/Lzc6fUz6WG — Ohio State Fair (@OhioStateFair) July 27, 2017 Three of those injured were treated at Ohio State Medical Center and three were treated at Grant Medical Center. Some were in critical condition. The ride, …

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