Excessive corrosion blamed for fatal accident on Fireball at Ohio State Fair

Posted Monday, August 7, 2017 9:20 AM | Contributed by Rick_UK

The "catastrophic failure" of a thrill ride that broke apart in July at the Ohio State Fair, killing one person and injuring seven others, stemmed from excessive corrosion in a support beam, its manufacturer said on Sunday. The corrosion in the Fireball ride, which hoists people in the air and spins them around, "dangerously reduced the beam's wall thickness over the years," Dutch manufacturer KMG International BV said in a statement posted on its Facebook page.

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