Fair rides re­open af­ter fa­tal ac­ci­dent

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL -

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.

AP/MLive.com/TheTri­bune/KAYTIE BOOMER

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.

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