Carnival Ride Malfunctions Killing 1, & Injuring 7 More in Ohio
Columbus, Ohio - On Wednesday, July 26, tragedy rocked the Ohio State Fair when the Fire Ball ride broke apart, killing one man, and injuring seven others.
According to Fox News, the man killed was an 18-year-old high school student who had just enlisted in the Marines. The others injured were between the ages of 14 and 42, with five of the listed in critical condition, and two in stable condition.
The "thrill ride" was reportedly inspected multiple times before the fair opened.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich not only ordered rides at the fair shut down, but he told reporters he didn't want to speculate about what happened, as they do a "thorough" investigation into what caused the ride to malfunction and catapult several passengers in the air.
The Dutch manufacturer of the ride, KMG, has since reportedly ordered all 43 rides to be shut down around the world until they can investigate what caused the malfunction. There are currently 11 Fire Ball type rides in the United States, the one in Ohio was built in 1998.
[Source: Fox News]