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Fire Ball Ride Banned from Tennessee Following Deadly Accident

State officials in Tennessee banned the Fire Ball carnival ride after an accident at the Ohio State Fair. Fire Ball was a swinging and spinning amusement park ride. On the day of the Ohio State Fair’s opening, the ride malfunctioned. It broke apart and hurled riders through the air. One person died and seven suffered injury, three of them critically. The Destruction of the Fire Ball Ride Dramatic video of the incident shows the ride swinging back and forth like a pendulum when it crashed into something. Afterwards, a piece of the ride flew off, leading to the death and injuries. Burns Phillips, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, announced the ban. California, Indiana and Kentucky issued similar bans on the Fire Ball. In the wake of the accident, fair operators throughout the state committed to extra inspections and scrutiny to prevent incidents like this from…
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