July 27, 2017

The "aggressive thrill ride" — The Fire Ball — breaks in mid-swing, riders topple out, and at least one person dies.

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This happened at the Ohio State Fair.

13 comments:

rhhardin said...

Too bad the butter sculpture wasn't nearby.

Curious George said...

See the dudes that put these rides together. They should be required put a picture of Joe Biden on a sign that says "You have to be this stupid to ride."

Left Bank of the Charles said...

The cause could be imporoper assembly, but I wonder if the ride wasn't engineered for the passenger weight.

EDH said...

Curious George said...
See the dudes that put these rides together.

"Only two things scare me..."

JohnAnnArbor said...

"I wonder if the ride wasn't engineered for the passenger weight."

Given how old some of these rides are, that's an interesting point.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Including the accident it is still safer to ride the rides than drive drunk and on heroin while receiving oral (paid-for) pleasure on the way there...

Just some nourishment for your thoughts.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Guildofcannonballs said...

Including the accident it is still safer to ride the rides than drive drunk and on heroin while receiving oral (paid-for) pleasure on the way there...

What if you stiff her?

Xmas said...

The Washington Post has a video report which shows the ride breaking apart. I wouldn't recommend watching it. That report says the ride passed inspection.

It sounds like metal fatigue. The witness at the end of the WP video says seats in the section that came off were shaking badly right before the accident.

Darrell said...

I once had a restraint bar break completely off mid-ride, and I had to hold the bar with one hand to keep it from falling down and killing someone and holding on for dear life with the other.

Curious George said...

I'd cross Hillary Clinton before I got on one of those rides.

FullMoon said...

Guildofcannonballs said...

Including the accident it is still safer to ride the rides than drive drunk and on heroin while receiving oral (paid-for) pleasure on the way there...

Just some nourishment for your thoughts.
7/27/17, 10:40 AM


While texting?

Richard said...

One high school summer I "threw" and "tore down" much milder rides for a traveling show. Wouldn't trust my old crew to flawlessly build and breakdown that machine many times a year.

Guildofcannonballs said...

I only text fresh selfies, the safest texts there are, so I have determined texting improves my driving by about a half-joint's worth.