Ohio Fair: Corrosion Led to Deadly Ride Incident, Investigation Shows

Posted August 08, 2017

Excessive corrosion of the Fire Ball ride has been cited as the cause of the accident that killed one teen and injured seven others at the Ohio State Fair last month.

Well, according to the manufacturer of the Fire Ball ride, the 20-year-old machine's break down was caused by "excessive corrosion". KMG asked all owners of similar rides to shut them down pending an investigation.

They said deterioration on a gondola caused the almost two-decade-old "Fire Ball" ride to fail, detach and send several passengers airborne.

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"The company said it has worked with industry safety experts to develop an" inspection protocol in the form of a Safety Bulletin to allow properly inspected and maintained rides to safely reopen". "On the Afterburner in OH we did the maintenance until a few years ago", Kroon said at the time.

So, CBS North Carolina went to the North Carolina Labor Department, the agency tasked with inspecting amusement rides across the state to find out more about the inspection process here.

The victim, Tyler Jarrell, died of blunt force trauma injuries after being tossed 50 feet into the air when the ride broke apart.

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State officials said the Fire Ball had been inspected just hours before the crash. FOX8 Cleveland reports that four others remain hospitalized, including Jerrell's girlfriend, Keziah Lewis, 18.

Jarrell had recently enlisted in the U.S. Marines and was scheduled to begin basic training next year. Jarrell's family has hired an attorney to possibly pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. Sunday was the fair's last day.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich ordered all the fair's rides shut down for a new round of safety inspections in the immediate aftermath.

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