Ocean City amuse­ment park closes ride af­ter Ohio ac­ci­dent

The Star Democrat - - LOCAL -

(TNS) — An Ocean City amuse­ment park has sus­pended ser­vice on a ride sim­i­lar to the one in Ohio where a deadly ac­ci­dent oc­curred Wed­nes­day night, Mary­land of­fi­cials say.

Trimper’s Rides closed a ride that is like the Fire­ball at­trac­tion at the Ohio State Fair, said Theresa Blaner, a spokes­woman for the Mary­land De­part­ment of La­bor, Li­cens­ing and Reg­u­la­tion. State in­spec­tors were at Trimper’s to check out the ride on Thurs­day morn­ing, she said.

The board­walk amuse­ment park is the only place in the state that fea­tures the ride, Blaner said.

“As of right now, that ride is not op­er­at­ing in the state of Mary­land,” Blaner said.

One man was killed and seven oth­ers in­jured at the Ohio State Fair af­ter the ac­ci­dent, ac­cord­ing to the Ohio State High­way Pa­trol.

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