Fair rides reopen after fatal accident
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Officials said rides at the Ohio State Fair were reinspected and reopened after a thrill ride broke apart and killed a man.
Fair officials made the announcement Sunday morning. Some rides, mostly in the fair’s Kiddie Land, had previously reopened. All rides were shut down Wednesday night after a swinging and spinning ride called the Fire Ball broke apart, killing 18-year-old high school student Tyler Jarrell and injuring seven others, several critically.
The Dutch manufacturer of the Fire Ball subsequently ordered similar rides to shut down worldwide.
Contestants from the boat “Financial Liability” fall into the water as the “U.S.S. Journeyman” and Boat No. 22 race on at the Coast Guard Festival during the cardboard boat race Saturday in Grand Haven, Mich.