Fire Ball Amusement Rides Closed in California
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento personal injury lawyer. Following the death of one person and injuries incurred by seven others in Ohio because of a defective amusement park ride, the ride has been closed at all locations in California, including at Sacramento’s California State Fair. This precautionary measure has been taken to protect Californians from the same type of accident that occurred on July 26 in Columbus, Ohio, taking the life of an 18-year-old Marine.
This popular ride, called Fire Ball, is a 40-foot tall structure that moves like a pendulum and has a minimum of six rows of seats that spin around in the air and was featured as one of the rides at the Ohio State Fair. The ride itself had reportedly been inspected numerous times shortly before the incident, and inspectors had deemed the ride safe.