No criminal charges will be filed for the deadly Ohio State Fair accident this summer.
WBNS reports that Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien says there is not enough evidence to hold the owner of the Fire ball ride responsible for the death of a 18-year-old boy and 80 people who ere injured.
The ride broke apart as it was swinging with a full load of passengers on the fair’s opening day July 26, killing Tyler Jarrell, of Columbus.
The ride’s Dutch manufacturer, KMG, said excessive corrosion within a support beam wore away the steel wall’s thickness over the years, causing the catastrophic failure of the Fire Ball ride. The ride’s operator, Amusements of America, submitted paperwork to the Ohio State Fair stating the ride passed ultrasonic testing.
But the tests don’t explain how or when the ride began rusting away or how it went unnoticed.
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