Seats Thrown From Ride At Ohio State Fair After Malfunction

  • 7/26/2017 10:28:27 PM
  • WMFD Digital Team
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COLUMBUS, OH - A ride at the Ohio State Fair apparently malfunctioned during its first day of operation at the fair, killing one and injuring at least five others.

The incident can be seen in a video shared on Twitter. The ride, known as the "Fireball", was swinging upward in an arc when a row of seating on the ride became detached and hurled its passengers to the ground.

"I am terribly saddened by this accident, by the loss of life and that people were injured enjoying Ohio's fair," said Ohio Governor John Kasich in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to those grieving and injured. I have ordered a full investigation into this incident and have ordered that all fair rides be shut down until additional safety inspections can be completed."

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