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Corrosion causes deadly Fire Ball ride collapse in USA state OH: manufacturer

Corrosion causes deadly Fire Ball ride collapse in USA state OH: manufacturer

A fatal accident with a carnival attraction in Ohio, United States last month, was caused by "excessive corrosion", or rust, manufacturer KMG said in a statement on Sunday. when a gondola on the ride - called Fireball in Ohio, but produced under the name Afterburner at KMG - broke loose while the ride was running. So what exactly caused this tragic situation??

"It's been looked at about three or four times over the course of two days", Michael Vartorella, chief ride inspector for Ohio's Division of Amusement Ride Safety, said at the time.

The statement said KMG officials traveled to the accident scene in Columbus to review video footage of the July 26 accident and conduct metallurgical tests of the beam.

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Relatives of 18-year-old Jennifer Lambert say she's opened her eyes briefly but hasn't woken up.

The accident, on the swinging ride known as the Fire Ball, also injured seven others.

The Labor Department says KMG, the manufacturer of the Fireball, is expected to have rides at this year's N.C. State Fair, though there is a temporary ban on the Fireball. A similar ride at the Orange County Fair in California was also shut down to undergo a re-inspection after the OH incident, ABC station KABC in Los Angeles said. Jarrell had recently enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps and was supposed to attend basic training next year. His girlfriend, 18-year-old Keziah Lewis, remains hospitalized in serious condition. Local Cincinnati news station WCPO reported that Jarell's family plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit.


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