Ohio State Fair Accident Caused by Corrosion, Investigation Finds

Newsmax | 7/27/2017 | Staff
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"Excessive corrosion" is to blame in the deadly Ohio State Fair accident, an investigation by the ride manufacturer showed.

The Fire Ball ride fell apart July 26 with riders onboard, hurtling several of them through the air to land on the ground and releasing debris that wounded others. One person was killed and seven others were jurt. The ride spins 40 feet above the ground while the entire structure moves like a pendulum through the air.

Ride - Years - Times - Fair

The ride, which was 18 years old, was reportedly inspected several times before and during the fair.

"It's been looked at about three or four times over the course of two days," chief ride inspector Michael Vartorella said in July, CNN reported.

Albert - Kroon - Product - Manager - KMG

Albert Kroon, the product manager for KMG, which makes the ride, said KMG is collaborating with other safety experts...
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