One person was killed and seven injured after a carnival ride broke at the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday night.
The 18-year-old man killed was among several people thrown from the Fire Ball ride when a row of seats appeared to have snapped off as the ride began to swing upward, according to witnesses at the scene.
The Fire Ball ride from Amusements of America was built by KMG BV of the Netherlands under the model name Afterburner, and is described by the company:
The Afterburner has a long swinging arm, which swings up to 120° with a maximum height of 22 metres. At the bottom of the arm there is a rotating hub with 6 gondolas that offers seats to 24 persons. This revolves at a speed of 15 RPM.
State inspectors had cleared the ride for operation earlier in the day. Following the incident, Ohio's governor ordered all rides at the fair closed for additional inspections.Tweet
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