Ride That Broke Apart Passed Inspections

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Officials say a ride that broke apart at the Ohio State Fair, killing one man and injuring seven other people Wednesday evening, passed its inspections.

Director of Agriculture David Daniels says all of rides are checked several times when they’re being set up to ensure they’re set up the way the manufacturer intended.

Officials say the Fire Ball ride was inspected at a couple of different stages and was signed off Wednesday.

Daniels says they started out the day with 11 rides that didn’t open because the inspection work wasn’t done on them. He says there are four rides that won’t be operating because they don’t meet the mechanical test.

Republican Gov. John Kasich has ordered that all of the rides be shut down until additional safety inspections can be completed.