After horrific fair ride accident, Ohio beefs up inspections

FILE- In this July 27, 2017 file photo, an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper removes a ground spike in front of the Fire Ball ride at the Ohio State Fair, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio has beefed up its amusement ride inspections four years after the ride broke apart at the 2017 Ohio State Fair and killed a high school student and injured several others. But some ride operators and festival organizers say the state's inspectors are overreaching and shutting down rides over issues that aren't safety-related. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File) (image)
FILE- In this July 27, 2017 file photo, an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper removes a ground spike in front of the Fire Ball ride at the Ohio State Fair, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio has beefed up its amusement ride inspections four years after the ride broke apart at the 2017 Ohio State Fair and killed a high school student and injured several others. But some ride operators and festival organizers say the state’s inspectors are overreaching and shutting down rides over issues that aren’t safety-related. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
ESC News (image)
Click on this banner for more news!

After horrific fair ride #accident, #Ohio beefs up inspections | #ESC_LLC #AmusementRides | Four years after a carnival ride’s corroded steel arm snapped and flung a high school student to his death at the Ohio State Fair, the state is tightening its oversight of amusement rides (clickorlando). https://wp.me/p97JNV-1Jd

Inspectors are conducting more mandatory checks for rust and metal fatigue and increasingly flagging rides for repairs during the first year of enforcement under the new regulations.

Some carnival operators say inspectors are overreaching and shutting rides over issues… (read more)

Click to learn about TpromoCom (image)