July 28, 2017
Cal/OSHA Issues Statement on Ohio Amusement Ride Accident: All Fire Ball Rides in California Have Been Voluntarily Shut Down
Cal/OSHA's Amusement Ride and Tramway Unit contacted owners Wednesday evening after receiving notification of the accident in Ohio, asking that owners close the rides pending word from the manufacturers, KMG or Chance Morgan, Inc./ Chance Rides, Inc., or after a ride inspection by Cal/OSHA. All of the rides have been voluntarily shut down by the owners.
Fire Ball rides are located at six parks across the state, including:
Cal/OSHA protects and improves the safety of passengers riding on elevators, amusement rides, and tramways. Additional information on requirements for portable and permanent amusement rides in California, including inspection and issuance of permits, is detailed online.
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SOURCE California Department of Industrial Relations, Cal/OSHA]]>