Re-Mix accident at Ohio State Fair caused by failing welds

Posted Wednesday, August 21, 2002 6:41 AM | Contributed by Gemini

The Re-Mix accident at the Ohio State Fair, which caused a pair of seats to break off with passengers, was caused by failing welds near the seat according to investigators. Non-destructive testing determined that another failure was in the works on another arm of the ride. Tivoli, the British manufacturer of the ride, has not responded to news agencies.

Read more from WEWS/Cleveland.

Wednesday, August 21, 2002 7:43 AM
Yikes, failing welds just sounds scary. It looks like they need to be doing the magnetic powder tests on some additional stress points!
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Wednesday, August 21, 2002 1:27 PM
The class of rides called "whirling" rides? Are there flat rides that don't fall into this category?
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Wednesday, August 21, 2002 1:31 PM
Pirate Ships, magic carpets, falling stars, conestogas, drop rides. There are a lot of flat rides that don't spin.

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All I need is 4.5 million bucks and a half a mile long sliver of land and maybe someone could build me my very own Shivering Timbers. ;)

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Wednesday, August 21, 2002 4:52 PM
Anyone have a link to pics of a remix Im not quite sure what it is

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Aughhh look out there are Mice all around

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Wednesday, August 21, 2002 7:35 PM
There is a link to the ReMix on the AmTech web site.

From what I've seen and heard, this was a stupid accident caused by a stupid design mistake, as I can't for the life of me figure out why the weld that failed needed to be there. I mean, it wouldn't have been there if the seat hanger were 4" longer...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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Thursday, August 22, 2002 8:44 AM
Are the cars spinning, fliping or both like the Sound Factory does?

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Aughhh look out there are Mice all around

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