OSF Tragedy

The Ohio State Fair is supposed to be a time of joy and wonder. But on July 26, that was clearly not the case.
On its opening day, the Fire Ball ride suffered a deadly malfunction, killing Tyler Jarrell and injuring seven other people. A video that was captured showed part of the ride falling off as debris showered bystanders.
“[Two people] flew through the air at least 20 feet before landing on their backs on the concrete,” said Rhonda Burgess, a witness to the tragedy. An inspection of the ride determined that the incident was caused by “excessive corrosion” that reduced the beam’s thickness.
The reaction reaches further than the fair.
“The same group that inspects rides here are the same ones that do Cedar Point or Kings Island or other major amusement parks…” said Sen. Rob Portman.
According to Patty Davis, press secretary for the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, there have been 22 fatalities associated with rides and attractions since 2010.