The Latest: Ride that broke apart passed inspections - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

The Latest: Ride that broke apart passed inspections

Posted: Updated:
Photo: Snapchat/Julian Bellinger Photo: Snapchat/Julian Bellinger
COLUMBUS, Ohio -

The Latest on a deadly ride malfunction on the first day of the Ohio State Fair (all times local):

11:20 p.m.

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 (KAY'-sihk) has ordered that all of the rides be shut down until additional safety inspections can be completed.

___

10:45 p.m.

Ohio's governor is calling the ride that broke apart at the Ohio State Fair, killing one man and injuring seven other people a "terrible, terrible tragedy."

Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) made the comments at a late-night news conference.

Kasich says before this happened, he always thought of the fair, which opened Wednesday, as one of "the best things in life."

Authorities say three of the injured remain hospitalized in critical condition. They say the man who died was thrown from the ride when part of it broke off.

A company providing rides at the fair this year describes the Fire Ball as an "aggressive thrill" ride.

___

10: 20 p.m.

A company providing rides at the Ohio State Fair this year describes the ride that malfunctioned and broke apart, killing one man and injuring seven other people, as an "aggressive thrill" ride.

Columbus Battalion Chief Steve Martin says the Fire Ball ride malfunctioned Wednesday night. One man who was thrown from the ride was killed. Five of the injured are hospitalized in critical condition and the other two are in stable condition.

On its website, Amusements of America says that since its debut in 2002, the Fire Ball has become "one of the most popular thrill rides on the AOA Midway." The company description of the ride says it swings riders 40 feet (12 meters) above the midway while spinning them at 13 revolutions per minute.

The company did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment.

___

9:40 p.m.

Fire officials say one man has been killed and seven others injured in a ride malfunction at the Ohio State Fair.

Columbus Battalion Chief Steve Martin says five of the injured are in critical condition and the other two are in stable condition at area hospitals.

Martin says the man who was killed was one several who were thrown from the Fire Ball ride Wednesday night.

Dramatic video captured by a bystander shows the ride swinging back and forth like a pendulum and spinning in the air when it crashes into something and part of the ride flies off, throwing riders to the ground.

The fair did not immediately respond to a request seeking comment.

The Ohio State Fair runs through August 6.

___

9:05 p.m.

At least one person has been killed and several others injured in a ride malfunction on opening day of the Ohio State Fair.

Columbus Battalion Chief Steve Martin says the Fire Ball ride malfunctioned Wednesday night.

Martin says some of the victims were thrown from the ride.

Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) says he has ordered a full investigation and ordered that all fair rides be shut down until additional safety inspections can be completed.

In a statement posted on its Twitter page, the fair says it is investigating. It did not immediately respond to a request seeking further comment.

The Ohio State Fair runs through August 6.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Vehicle goes over embankment at High Drive & 33rd, one person dead

    Vehicle goes over embankment at High Drive & 33rd, one person dead

    Monday, October 22 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-10-23 01:19:10 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say one person has died after driving over the embankment near High Drive and 33rd.  The victim hasn't been identified.  Crews will be working in the area for the foreseeable future so avoid the area if you can.  The cause of the crash is under investigation. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say one person has died after driving over the embankment near High Drive and 33rd.  The victim hasn't been identified.  Crews will be working in the area for the foreseeable future so avoid the area if you can.  The cause of the crash is under investigation. 

    >>
  • One man dead, another arrested after shooting near Post Falls

    One man dead, another arrested after shooting near Post Falls

    Sunday, October 21 2018 10:57 AM EDT2018-10-21 14:57:39 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - Kootenai County Deputies arrested a man for involuntary manslaughter after they say he shot and killed another man Saturday evening near Post Falls. Deputies responded to reports of a shooting on Gallatin Way near Post Falls just before 7 pm. Deputies and medical personnel arrived and found a man, identified as Tyler S. Liles, with a single gunshot wound.

    >>

    POST FALLS, Idaho - Kootenai County Deputies arrested a man for involuntary manslaughter after they say he shot and killed another man Saturday evening near Post Falls. Deputies responded to reports of a shooting on Gallatin Way near Post Falls just before 7 pm. Deputies and medical personnel arrived and found a man, identified as Tyler S. Liles, with a single gunshot wound.

    >>
  • PHOTOS: Family treasures stolen from Spokane family

    PHOTOS: Family treasures stolen from Spokane family

    Monday, October 22 2018 8:33 AM EDT2018-10-22 12:33:01 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies continue to investigate a break-in that happened Tuesday morning at approximately 8:08 AM. The victims say precious family treasures were stolen. "I stayed home for a few days after it happened," said Mandie Snyder.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies continue to investigate a break-in that happened Tuesday morning at approximately 8:08 AM. The victims say precious family treasures were stolen. "I stayed home for a few days after it happened," said Mandie Snyder. "I wanted to stay here. I wanted to stay here and protect my house." Snyder says their Ring doorbell camera captured a man lurking around their property and then kicking their front door several times.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Spokane woman spots mother's vehicle the day after it was stolen

    Spokane woman spots mother's vehicle the day after it was stolen

    Monday, October 22 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-10-23 02:51:41 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's not uncommon in Spokane that we hear about stolen cars, but how often does the owner of the car see it being driven the day after it was stolen? Rhonda Howard said last night she was visiting a family member in the hospital. She came home, and saw her pathfinder was missing. She reported it to crime check, but didn't expect to see it again so soon. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's not uncommon in Spokane that we hear about stolen cars, but how often does the owner of the car see it being driven the day after it was stolen? Rhonda Howard said last night she was visiting a family member in the hospital. She came home, and saw her pathfinder was missing. She reported it to crime check, but didn't expect to see it again so soon. 

    >>
  • CdA parents concerned over Zipfizz sale; school district responds

    CdA parents concerned over Zipfizz sale; school district responds

    Monday, October 22 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-10-23 02:46:38 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Ashley Bales says her daughter came home from school one day and told her about classmates at Woodland Middle School selling something she was concerned with, Zipfizz. "With my daughter having a preexisting health conditions it got me concerned for other kids in the same position to be being sold that without their parents having knowledge of it," Bales said.

    >>

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Ashley Bales says her daughter came home from school one day and told her about classmates at Woodland Middle School selling something she was concerned with, Zipfizz. "With my daughter having a preexisting health conditions it got me concerned for other kids in the same position to be being sold that without their parents having knowledge of it," Bales said.

    >>
  • Dog who fell from back of truck in Spokane Valley picked up by owners

    Dog who fell from back of truck in Spokane Valley picked up by owners

    Monday, October 22 2018 10:30 PM EDT2018-10-23 02:30:09 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A dog who flew out of the back of the pickup truck and was left behind in Spokane Valley Monday morning has been picked up by its owners. A SCRAPS officer tells KHQ that an investigation is underway to determine whether citations will be made for cruelty and negligence from the incident. It is a misdemeanor in Washington state to have your dog in a truck bed unrestrained. 

    >>

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A dog who flew out of the back of the pickup truck and was left behind in Spokane Valley Monday morning has been picked up by its owners. A SCRAPS officer tells KHQ that an investigation is underway to determine whether citations will be made for cruelty and negligence from the incident. It is a misdemeanor in Washington state to have your dog in a truck bed unrestrained. 

    >>