Local, state inspectors to check all rides at Wis. Valley Fair

Share
Local, state inspectors to check all rides at Wis. Valley Fair

Following a deadly accident at a fair in OH, organizers for the Wisconsin Valley Fair said both local and state inspectors will check all rides before they are opened to the public on Tuesday.

The Fire Ball features several pods that revolve up to 13 times per second up to 40 feet in the air.

Kaylie Bellomy, who had been waiting to board the Fire Ball, said: 'It was at its highest point and I saw somebody fall on the ride and then a minute later the whole row of seats fell off and hit the ground'.

A malfunction on the Fire Ball ride at the Ohio State Fair Wednesday was responsible for the death of one rider and injury of seven others.

In Ontario, amusement park ride safety is overseen by Technical Safety and Standards Authority.

"We are saddened by the tragedy at the Ohio State Fair, and our thoughts are with those involved", Ludy said. Some other rides were due to stay closed until safety checks had been made. Officials do not yet know the accident's cause. It had successfully passed inspection before the Ohio State Fair opened.

The company that operates the rides at Edmonton's K-Days festival says people on the midway have every reason to feel safe.

In a statement provided to CBC News, the department of Municipal Affairs said the Fire Ball will not be permitted to operate in Alberta until the findings of the OH incident are released.

North American Midway Entertainment, which provides the CNE with its rides, has decided that the Fire Ball, which is manufactured by a Holland-based company, will not be put back into circulation at any of its fairs until the ride's safety can be assured.

The statement said the government will evaluate those findings to determine whether the ride will be allowed to return to Alberta.

The CNE said the rides are also inspected by third-party safety engineers.The 18-day event will run from August 18 to September 4.

"Riding amusement devices in Ontario is very safe", he added.

Some Edmontonians said they had heard about the fatality in OH but continued to go on the rides at K-Days.

Formerly known as Klondike Days, K-Days is an annual 10-day exhibition held in Edmonton at the end of July.

Ippolito said if anything, he felt better knowing the North American Midway Entertainment company had taken steps to close down the Fire Ball while the manufacturer looks at the issue.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Nicole Kidman would like to do comedy, please
Of her role, Kidman said she had "tremendous confidence" in Campion, who she's known since she was 14. The 50-year-old actress is now occupied with her recent project, " Top Of The Lake: China Girl ".

Germany: Skyway mishap strands up to 100 cable auto riders
Authorities say 32 of the cars were operating on the line, which travels 50ft above the River Rhine, when the crash happened. Members of the fire service rescue people from a cable vehicle gondola, in Cologne, Germany, Sunday July 30, 2017.

BT pitches $788m plan for faster United Kingdom rural broadband
Fixed coverage would be the priority and BT expects to complete the roll-out by 2021 or 2022. The offer is being considered by the government.

'Dunkirk' edges out 'The Emoji Movie' to win the weekend box office
Sony can't complain with the movie's performance, which could have been disastrous. The Emoji Movie raked in $25.6 million in its opening weekend.

President Trump tweets that John Kelly is new chief of staff
President Donald Trump has selected John Kelly as his new White House chief of staff , replacing Reince Priebus . With a retired general in charge, he hopes to bring in discipline and end the chaos inside the White House.

Wenger: Alexis has flu, 'staying' at Arsenal
Nobody knows if Sanchez will not extend his contract with us as well here. "One day he will go". What has that to do with the length of your contract? It's normal.

20 years of U.S. trade with Russian Federation
Trump can impose new sanctions at any time through an executive order. "We have a very rich toolbox at our disposal. Trump objects to the sanctions, but the bill has enough support in both houses to override a presidential veto.

Angelina Jolie denies 'child abuse' in First They Killed My Father auditions
The children were also asked to pretend they had been caught and had to come up with a lie. Jolie's reps did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Darron Gibson gives expletive-laden attack on Sunderland team-mates
The rest of them f**king don't though, the rest of them don't. There are too many people at the club who don't give a f-. Sunderland fans - what do you make of the video?

US Finally Ends Laptop Ban Due To 'Enhanced Security Measures In Place'
KELLY: We tested it on a real airplane on the ground, pressurized. But this isn't the end for scrutiny of devices on airplanes. And to say the least, it destroyed the airplane.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.