One individual was killed and at least 7 others injured when a ride malfunctioned Wednesday night at the Ohio Condition Fair in Columbus.
The accident happened on the fairs opening day at seven: 19 p. m. local period at the Ohio Expo Center grounds on the Fire Golf ball ride, according to Columbus news train station WKBW.
Battalion Chief Steve Matn of the Columbus Fire Division informed the Record-Courier that will some victims had been thrown through the ride during the accident. An 18-year-old man landed 50 feet through the ride and died on effect .
As seen in a bystanders video, a part of the mechanical trip came loose as the fast-moving trip swung, sending a carriage associated with passengers flying into the air.
Three from the injured remained hospitalized late Wednesday in critical situation, according to The Associated Press. The sufferers ranged in age from 13 to 41. Their own names had not been released as of late Wed night.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich known as it the worst tragedy within the history of the fair,