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Fire Ball ride manufacturer says ‘excessive corrosion’ led to fatal malfunction at Ohio State Fair

The rides are safe now :)


Added: Aug-6-2017 Occurred On: Aug-6-2017
By: Make Or Break
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Tags: ohio, state fair, fireball, corrosion
Location: Columbus, Ohio, United States (load item map)
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  • And here with us is our affirmative action hire which is forced on the media more than any other entity. 13% of the population but requires 50% representation.

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    • @BlasterMaster 

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  • Show me a carney that can properly inspect a machine like this, and i'll be a monkey's uncle.

    Fuck these death trap rides.

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    • @Megadeth I'm no lawyer but the company fucked themselves by issuing the statement "metallurgical analysis revealed [etc]..." Said analysis should have been performed prior to the ride being commissioned.

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    • @Mensa Cat 
      After the previous accident, happened in Texas, a inspector that was interviewed said there are not enough inspectors and that carny's elude inspections because they are constantly on the move.

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    • @Mensa Cat 
      My fault for just skipping to the crash scene.

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    • @Mensa Cat Don't know much about the fair but I do know a bit about Pennsylvania inspection because a lifetime ago I did get certified in class 2 ride inspection in that state and we did inspect our rides carefully. Again this was a lifetime ago.

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  • ........TYPICAL RUSTBELT EXCUSE...................................................ffs...............

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  • When this story first hit, I mentioned I was born and raised about 5 miles away in Columbus from where this took place. On August 3rd, I called to wish my mom a happy birthday and she told me my older sister and my niece were there attending the fair when it happened. They're okay, and they weren't there riding adult rides, my niece has 2 daughters so they were riding the little kid rides.

    I was at Cedar Point on a day when a lady fell in a retention pond behind a beer concession got electro More..

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  • Went to six flags yesterday and rode this. Was fully expecting this to happen so it made it pretty exciting. It was creaking and groaning quite a bit and all rusty.
    https://youtu.be/8t2pv49UE3k

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  • Excessive Corrosion of Conformity?

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  • Good excuse, the ol' "ride it til the wheels fall off" philosophy toward maintenance.

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  • Rust never sleeps.

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  • KMG aint gonna have any money left to do all that shit. lawsuit city. the dead and injured will sue, and anybody who witnessed it will sue from PTSD, etc...

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  • Inspected by dummies that don't know what rust does.I smell a lawsuit.

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  • I'm guessing the queue for that ride won't be too long :)

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  • Did I miss something? The company that makes the ride did the inspection and evaluation of what went wrong? Shouldn't an independent agency handle that?

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  • It's CHINA Steel.

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  • Even the scrap metal yard rejected it!

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  • when there is duct tape on the safety belts... im out

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  • And who is to blame for alloying excessive corrosion to persist? There should be civil action against the ride owners/operators with punitive damages awarded which are so harsh the company goes out of business.

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  • Carnies.....

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  • Hard to believe that excessive corrosion was to blame. Seems more like heavy wear and tear. Most of those parts involved would be made from steel which is barely corrosive especially when maintained and well lubricated. I think something snapped from the constant stress of gravity.

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  • Blame the inspectors and Kasich.

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  • good metallurgic detective work, now that it's too late...RIP

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  • That's awesome and no one cares.
    So the ride rusted and no one inspected it and it broke and people died got it.

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  • So the manufacturer is saying it's not their fault. But its the manufacturer's fault- because every corporation make things just-barely-strong-enough to maximize profit. It would've co$t them more to make those steel pins and bolts thicker and with $tronger steel alloys.

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  • Stupid carnies!! Fuckers

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  • I'd trust firing a gun made out of cardboard more than I'd trust any of these carnie rides.

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