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Ride Manufacturer Reveals The Cause Of Deadly Ohio State Fair Accident

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What a tragedy.

As we previously reported, a day at the Ohio State Fair had a disastrous end when one of the amusement rides broke apart resulting in the death of 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell and the injury of countless others. So what exactly caused this tragic situation??

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Well, according to the manufacturer of the Fire Ball ride, the 20-year-old machine's break down was caused by "excessive corrosion." In a recent statement, KMG International's Albert Kroon revealed investigators ruled that "excessive corrosion on the interior of the gondola support beam dangerously reduced the beam's wall thickness over the years."

This led to the ride's "catastrophic failure" — AKA spinning out of control and shooting people into the air. Kroon also shared that the company has vowed to "develop an inspection protocol" in order to prevent future tragedies.

Hopefully, this update gives the victims and their loved ones some form of closure.

[Image via Ohio State Fair/Instagram.]

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Victims Of Deadly Ride Malfunction At Ohio State Fair Speak Out — As Details About The Killed Rider Are Released

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One of the eight victims of a deadly ride malfunction at the Ohio State Fair this week is speaking out after leaving the hospital.

Abdihakim Hussein told WCMH that Wednesday's ride turned horror machine was his very first trip to a fair — and definitely would be his last.

The 19-year-old and his 20-year-old girlfriend Hannah Sallee had lined up for the Fire Ball just after arriving at the Columbus-based event with friends.

As the Fire Ball swung in its signature pendulum motion during the ride, the pair noticed the ground was creeping closer and closer to them. If that wasn't scary enough, the employee running the attraction didn't seem to know how to stop it.

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Hussein recalled:

"I'm sitting there scared, trying to get off and it's still swinging. I'm looking at the dude like, ‘Are you going to stop this?' And he didn't know what he was doing, just clicking the button. Afterwards, he just ran."

The first time rider said debris from the ride hit half of his body after the row of seats next to them collided with the barrier of the platform. Sallee, who sat next to him, barely missed getting hit.

Hussein said the ride kept swinging even after the collision which caused the death of one rider, remembering:

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One Dead, Several Injured After Scary Ride Crash At The Ohio State Fair — See The Disturbing Video

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Holy shit!

An amusement ride at the Ohio State Fair severely malfunctioned on Wednesday, killing one man and injuring seven others.

Riders were sent hurling through the air from the spinning, swinging Fire Ball ride after a row of seats straight up crashed into a side barrier.

The incident occurred on the Columbus fair's opening day at about 7:20 p.m., per the Columbus Dispatch. Five people are in critical condition at nearby hospitals, while two others are in stable condition.

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The 24-seat "aggressive thrill ride" swings like a pendulum and revolves at a speed of of 15 rpm, according to information from Dutch ride-maker KMG's website.

Video captured by a fair attendee shows the ride swinging back and forth before a row of seats smashes against the side of the attraction's platform, throwing riders to the ground.

[Warning: graphic and disturbing content ahead!]

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