The amusement ride that broke apart at the Ohio State Fair last month, killing a teenager and injuring seven others, was due to "excessive corrosion", the investigators have determined. So what exactly caused this tragic situation??
So, CBS North Carolina went to the North Carolina Labor Department, the agency tasked with inspecting amusement rides across the state to find out more about the inspection process here.
"This finally led to the catastrophic failure of the ride during operation", the statement posted to the company's Facebook page reads.
KMG said its investigation has included a visit to the accident scene in Columbus, Ohio, to review video footage of the accident and to conduct metallurgical tests of the beam.More news: Hearthstone gets new Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion next week
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The company said the spinning and swinging ride called the Fire Ball was 18 years old.
The ride, the Fireball, had been on the circuit for 18 years when the accident happened that killed an 18-year-old. A similar ride at the Orange County Fair in California was also shut down to undergo a re-inspection after the OH incident, ABC station KABC in Los Angeles said.
KMG added that its working with safety experts to come up with an "inspection protocol" to "allow properly inspected and maintained rides to safely reopen". Jarrell was about to begin his senior year in high school and had enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. Jarrell's family has hired an attorney to possibly pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. The Great Allentown Fair once featured a smaller version, but it is no longer in the fair's ride package, a state official said. Sunday was the fair's last day.