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Cause Released on Fatal Ohio Fair Incident

08 August 2017

The Ohio State Fair ride that malfunctioned in July, killing one person and injuring seven others was caused by "excessive corrosion", the ride's manufacturer said Sunday.

"This finally led to the catastrophic failure of the ride during operation", Kroon said, noting that it eventually resulted in the passenger-carrying gondola to detach from the supporting sweep arm of the ride.

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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Tyler Jarrell died of blunt force trauma injuries after being tossed 50 feet (15 meters) into the air when the ride broke apart.

The company that made an amusement park ride called "Fireball" now knows why it malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair last month.

The Dutch company teamed up with industry safety experts to develop an inspection protocol to ensure that all rides in operation are safe. His girlfriend, 18-year-old Keziah Lewis, remains in the hospital and is listed to be in serious condition, reported WKBN.

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Kasich had ordered all rides at the State Fair to shut down until inspections could be completed.

After the deadly incident, similar rides across the country were shut down as a precaution.

The family of the man who was killed is pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit in connection with the accident.

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"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.

Cause Released on Fatal Ohio Fair Incident