Ohio State Fair Ride Accident Cause Listed By Manufacturer

Ohio State Fair Ride Accident Cause Listed By Manufacturer

Following the ride's malfunction, officials with the Ohio State Fair shut down other rides. Almost two weeks later, the cause of the accident was revealed.

In a statement posted Sunday on Facebook, KMG, the ride's Dutch manufacturer, said the failed ride was 18 years old. Lewis is in serious condition. Seven other people were also injured in the ride's failure.

Relatives of 18-year-old Jennifer Lambert say she's opened her eyes briefly but hasn't woken up. Jarrell was about to begin his senior year in high school and had enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.

The family of the man who was killed is pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit in connection with the accident.

Video taken by a bystander of the ride in action captured a crashing sound.

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Amusements of America, the fairground vendor, describes the Fire Ball as a "spectacular", "aggressive thrill" ride that swings riders more than 40 feet into the air and spins them at 13 revolutions per minute.

KMG said it is working with safety experts on the inspection process after what happened.

Ohio Department of Agriculture records showed passing marks on inspections for the Fire Ball on about three dozen items, including possible cracks, brakes, proper assembly and installation.

Two days after the incident and government ordered shutdown, the state fair reopened "low impact" rides and its "Kiddieland".

A co-owner of the company that provides rides at the fair in Columbus has said he's certain the ride fell apart because of a mechanical problem.

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