Ohio fair officials say rides to reopen after fatal accident

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Traci also confirmed that there will not be a Fireball ride or anything similar at the Cuyahoga County Fair.

Gov. John Kasich had ordered all rides at the state fair be shut down pending additional inspections after the incident. That includes three Fire Ball rides, eight Freak Out rides, and one Extreme ride that are in IL.

On Wednesday, all the rides were shut down when the "Fire Ball" broke apart in mid-air killing an 18-year-old military recruit.

Officials are still investigating the cause of the ride's malfunction.

Robert Gullion said he would prefer to see provincial safety inspections on rides in Edmonton before they're allowed to operate at K-Days, in addition to those that happen before the Calgary Stampede.

The fair did not immediately respond to a request seeking comment.

Inspectors were out Monday testing all the rides at the Wisconsin State Fair.

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KMG said the one at the OH fair was built in 1998. Some other rides were due to stay closed until safety checks had been made. However, the Oklahoma State Fair had gone a step further by hiring its own inspectors and requiring the carnival provider to do the same. "Based on how the day goes, how long it is, it can adjust according to what ride it is".

Scooter Korek said the safety record of North American Midway Entertainment speaks for itself and the company is constantly looking for ways to improve.

07/31/2017Leaders from the Wisconsin State Fair office in Milwaukee say they have decided not to schedule a ride similar to the one that killed one of its passengers in a recent accident at the Ohio State Fair.

"An initial inspection is done on each and every ride".

In Vancouver, the Pacific National Exhibition announced the temporary closure of a permanent ride at its Playland Amusement Park called "The Beast" out of "an abundance of caution" after the incident in Ohio.

A company providing rides at the fair this year describes the Fire Ball as an "aggressive thrill" ride.

"They do a complete nuts and bolts inspection on everything, making sure everything is up to the manufacturer's inspections".

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