Family of teen killed in Ohio State Fair incident files lawsuit

Trevor Jackson
July 31, 2017

Inspectors are notifying operators in IL to stop three "Fireball" rides, eight "Freak Out" rides, and one "Extreme" ride, state labor department officials said.

The midway said they have not had an issue with the Fire Ball since they first got it in 2001.

A company called Introtech has been hired to investigate and reconstruct the accident and determine why it happened. He had just graduated high school and was enlisted in the Marine Corps. At least two are listed in critical condition, according to TIME.

The general manager of the Colorado State Fair, Sarah Cummings said, "They bring their own carnival inspectors to inspect those and then the Colorado State Fair goes in on an additional level and brings an inspector contacted through us".

Their staff will work in partnership with independent ride inspection professionals as well as the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services to inspect each ride and attraction, the release said.

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That has however been placed in doubt after at the end of last week he posted a picture on social media claiming to be ill. What is the future of the club, what's going on, what's happening, it has great uncertainty.


"I can not believe an owner would put a ride out there for the public that they think has the potential to cause an accident cause that's not good for them or their business in general" said Boden.

The Fire Ball swings 24 riders back and forth like a pendulum 40 feet (12 meters) above the ground while they sit facing each other in four-seat carriages that spin at 13 revolutions a minute, according to the company's website.

The ride's manufacturer, KMG, said the one at the OH fair was built in 1998 in the Netherlands. None has had a serious malfunction before, it said. Eyewitness News Reporter Cody Butler checked out ride safety at the Troy Fair. It estimates there were 30,900 injuries associated with amusement attractions a year ago that required an emergency room visit.

Fairs and fireman's carnivals across the state have kicked off the summer season.

A ride similar to one that broke apart at the Ohio State Fair has been removed from a county fair in suburban Denver.

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