North East funfair operator among six rides taken out of use following US tragedy



Six UK theme park rides have been closed following an incident on a similar ride in the US in which a teenager died.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said five rides were re-inspected and temporarily taken out of use after the incident at Ohio State Fair on July 26.
A sixth ride at Lightwater Valley in North Yorkshire was immediately taken out of use by the operator independently of the HSE.
Tyler Jarrell, an 18-year-old high school student, died when a swinging and spinning ride called the Fire Ball broke apart. Seven other people were injured, some critically.
Three of the closed... read more

 
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