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COLUMBUS, OH – One person is dead and seven others injured after a ride at the Ohio State Fair malfunctioned, sending riders flying through the air.

There are news articles everywhere about this incident, but if there is one thing that fascinates me more than animal attacks, it is amusement park accidents.

Anyway, the incident happened yesterday evening on the opening night of the Ohio State Fair. That’s when a ride called the Fireball had a major malfunction resulting in the death of an 18-year-old.

The ride holds 24 passengers in four-seat sections at the end of six spoke arms, swinging the riders like a pendulum 40 feet above the ground while spinning them at 13 revolutions per minute. You can check out this page for ride info and some video of it not throwing riders to their deaths.

For reasons currently unknown, one of the four-seat sections detached from the ride while on an upswing. As you can see in the video below, two people are sent flying from the ride while the others were still strapped in their seats.

The teen reportedly died on impact 50 ft from the ride. Three of the riders were taken to Ohio Health Grant Medical Center in critical condition, while four others were taken to Wexner Medical Center in stable condition.

Gov. John Kasich ordered the other 71 rides at the fair shut down. They will be re-opened after they have all been re-inspected. A handful of rides near the Fire Ball will remain closed while the investigation into the accident continues.

The following video is of the accident. I’ve watched it frame by frame and you can clearly see on of the seats detaching, but the two bodies you see flying in the air look like they fell from a totally different seat.

And here’s some aftermath video that shows some of the injured. Be warned, it’s not gruesome or anything, but does seem like it was recorded by someone having a seizure. If anything, check it out for the State Trooper at the end who expertly tries blocking the cameraman from trying to record the injured.

Lastly, here’s a news conference about the accident.

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  • Charlotte Heitzman this scares the bejeezus out of me. I LOVE this ride. ????

  • How did 7 get injured if only one of the 4 seat sections came loose?

  • WWWEEEEEE! SPLAT!

  • Victoria McCall ????

  • The thing had to land somewhere. Sad.

  • AlabamDeb

    This is why I don’t ride any rides at these fairs. Multiple breakdown and setups have to take a toll of the parts. All it can take is one loose bolt or one part not put back correctly and wham.

  • 2 pieces look like they ripped apart.

  • Carnies are sketchy

  • We’ve had a ton of rain her in Columbus. The local paper ran an article before the fair opened about them having to rush to get the rides up before the fair. Personally, I don’t think something like that should have been “rushed”. I can’t say that’s why it malfunctioned…but it surely didn’t help with ensuring safety!

  • Also, as I stated in article, it looks as if at least one of the bodies you see in the air did not come from the seat that detached.

  • WTFOMGLOL

    oh, physics, thou art a heartless bitch …

  • WTFOMGLOL

    stuck the landing, though!

  • Inferus

    And THIS is why I avoid fairs.

  • McDanel_1771

    Sounded to me like the seats clipped the frame of the structure.

  • My worst nightmare.

  • Old Man Metal

    Damn straight.

  • Old Man Metal

    Again, damn straight.

    (Disqus won’t let me make the same comment twice? Huh.)

  • ???? wow, now look.. safety should always come first before a deadline.

  • Sejanus

    Considering most travelling pop up carney rides are approaching 40 years old,
    you won’t get me on one anymore.

  • Final destination ????

  • I would never ride on one of those traveling fair rides. Have you seen the people responsible for setting them up? Total mouth breathers.

  • Siobhaen Zgela Sosanna Kelley Sabin Kelley

  • Sosanna already tagged us

  • Yeah I already tagged you guys in this

  • Jon Marc’n Gavin Caffee

  • I know. It was follow up for further clarification fuck os

  • Jeania

    lol this looks like a ‘roller coaster tycoon’ scenario gone extremely wrong.. lol geez, don’t get me wrong.. it’s horrible, tragic, and would be scary af… but lol wow, they reaaaally flew.

  • Lol

  • Omg that is terriable

  • dammitall23

    RE-inspected? Sounds like a ride inspector’s going to be hitting the unemployment line.

  • Talkin

    It looks like that section of seats struck the gate/frame of the ride.

  • Thats what I always say, the degenerates that work at fairs and carnivals don’t look to bright, most look like they have just been released from prison or are suffering from some sort of addiction.

  • Sheree Procter

  • PurpleAnn

    Let the lawsuits begin! I really hope that nobody claims they were on the ride when they weren’t, hoping to cash in. There really wouldn’t be any way to prove it.

  • Leslie Mashmann

    Such a tragedy. I’m always worried about these rides – they are set up in such a hurry by who knows who.

  • Don’t the rides have to get a safety inspection before use?
    Wouldn’t it be the inspectors fault and the carnivals or employees?

  • 4 people in the falling cart, 2 people falling out from a different cart, 2 people carried off the ride. 1 is dead and 7 others are injured.

  • sounds like it hit somehing?

  • pain4anangel

    Thank god I didn’t go last night. I hate the crowds for one, the cost second, but my messed up back is a blessing. It’s only Merry-Go-Rounds for this gal. I just hope no one I know got hurt.

  • maybe one of the people who were falling hit someone on the ground

  • pain4anangel

    Good point! I’m here in Columbus too. I read they were inspecting all of the rides before it opened, but who knows if it was done well or half assed.

  • Ann Roh

    But what could go wrong with hungover, drugged up carnies with a middle school education putting together complicated death traps that rely on the laws of physics to function properly???

  • DaveL

    The crazy thing is, with the price they charge for tickets, the built-in-a-garage-and-operated-by-ex-cons carnival rides aren’t really that much cheaper than the big professional amusement parks with their highly engineered rides and dedicated maintenance staff.

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  • Elizabeth Treasure *too ????

  • You know your life has taken a wrong turn if you find yourself working at a fair.

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  • beelzebubble

    You couldn’t pay me to ride a ride at a state fair, buncha drunks.

  • beelzebubble

    You just described every carnie I’ve ever seen, lol.

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  • L. Burke Ivey

    Absolutely. Many times accidents like this are caused by disrepair, negligence (by the ride owner as well as county inspectors), and / or corruption — cases where the owner has paid off the inspector for a clean bill, for example.

    Most likely outcome, if it’s found to be anything other than a manufacturing defect or freak accident, is the owner selling off the remaining rides and a state employee on the unemployment line.

    State fairs and travelling carnivals have a high risk for ride breakdowns due to low income / high cost of repairs, the age of most of their rides, and the speed with which they are installed. Most breakdowns are just an inconvenience but this one is a tragedy.

  • L. Burke Ivey

    I find it really interesting the governor ordered all rides closed, not just the one involved. That suggests none of them were properly or officially inspected prior to the fair opening, and that’s a really scary thought.

    How much you want to bet the connector holding the seating unit broke due to wear from overuse, and should have been replaced a year or two prior?

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  • PurpleAnn

    I heard an update today on why the ride malfunctioned. The ride was eighteen years old (relatively young according to the inspector interviewed on MSN) and had been stored in a way that let water stay in the main support beams. This caused internal rust and corrosion in a spot where the gondola attaches. This should have been evident to the inspector because the paint had bubbled outward. If the paint had been probed with a screwdriver, the rust could have been seen. Let the lawsuits begin!

  • NoBS

    Sabotage was popular in the 50 and 60’s in the States. Making an excellent come back. Hell, I the the Mexican government is jealous.
    Typical Blackmail and extortion business model from the times of collective wealth.
    Not unlike US Congress the the Defense Contractors who are worth millions, if not billions of tax grants, graft and kick backs.

  • BLRII

    Ride was 18 years old. Some internal thingy was corroded by rust and that led to the collapse and my resolution to go on NO carnival rides except the merry-go-round. http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/06/us/ohio-state-fair-ride-collapse/index.html

  • Da Mac

    A big fat bill from the intensive care unit in the hospital might prove a valuable piece of confirmation.