Accident Report

Record Source
Ride/Device Description

Ride or Device:

Afterburner/Fireball

Device Type:

Spinning pendulum

Manufactured By:

KMG International

Mobility:

Portable device

Venue Type:

Carnival or rental
Accident Description

Date:

July 26, 2017

Category:

Equipment failure

Location:

OH

Event:

Ohio State Fair

Number Injured:

8

Severity:

death

Age:

18 (youngest person injured)

Gender:

Male

Accident Description:

One of the 4-person gondolas of a high g-force ride suddenly detached from the main part of the ride, went airborne and finally landed on the ground approximately one foot from the base of the ride. Cause was determined to be excessive corrosion. The ride passed state inspection shortly before the accident.

Injury Description:

18yo male was killed. 7 other riders were transported to the hospital, some with critical injuries.