Santa Cruz Boardwalk closes Fireball ride following OH accident

Santa Cruz Boardwalk closes Fireball ride following OH accident

That ride is called a cyclops, and it isn't the same ride as the one in OH, but it is similar.

While a number of fair-goers had no concerns at all about the inspection process, David Brockbank, who was at the fair with his teenage daughter, was surprised to hear about the current regulations.

"I would imagine the manufacturer of the Fireball is going to scrutinize those specifications, maybe tighten things down", says McDermott.

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

McDermott says the process in Nebraska is quite extensive and different than most fairs. Additionally, he said while KMG does do maintenance on their rides, the ultimate "responsibility falls on the operator", citing that they haven't done any maintenance on the ride in question in a "few years".

Sondelski said he and his family were walking near the ride of the accident when they saw ambulances and police cars.

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Pueblo is preparing for the Colorado State Fair and are checking their rides, especially considering this year's fair features the same exact ride that broke in Ohio.

Like rides at fairs throughout the state, the rides at the Crawford County Fair will be inspected after being set up and operated but before being opened to the public, according to Walter Remmert, director of the Bureau of Ride and Measurement Standards at the state Department of Agriculture.

Indiana's fire marshal has directed all Fire Ball amusement rides to be immediately taken out of service after a deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair.

"You get situations like that, that just really eat away at you and no one wants to see anything like that happen", Riley said.

"It may be a little harder for me to go on a ride, but I don't think it will necessarily entirely deter me from going", said Sondelski.

An amusement ride similar to one involved in a fatal accident at the Ohio State Fair will not be part of the rides at the Wisconsin State Fair when it opens next week. An inspection of the Fire Ball would include evaluating connections and hydraulics. "It's inspected daily as state mandated". Lawrence said. "It's the best that we can provide at this point".


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