SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio — Friday at the Summit County Fair saw the scene of a ride malfunction that could have ended up much worse than it did.
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The jet skis ride made a huge noise before tipping over. Multiple kids fell sideways with the ride vehicle on top of them. Luckily the children had minor bumps and bruises.
The fair set them up with some complimentary fair bucks and they were able to enjoy the rest of their day away from the rides.
That's when Timothy Lisko and his team jumped in gear. "I notified the state right there right afterwards, sent back paperwork, I notified my engineer and my NDT guy and my welder."
He says, they filled out and turned in all necessary paperwork to the Department of Agriculture, who is responsible for fair ride safety. And they are doing two inspections per ride each day including an hour break between 4 and 5.
Under Tyler's Law, legislation passed following a fatal incident at the Ohio State fair, not only are rides required to undergo mandatory inspection before the fair. They also have to look for wearing and fatigue on certain rides as well as make note if the ride is stored in one location for more than 30 days and where it's been outside of Ohio.
Thankfully, a tragic situation was avoided on a day that was supposed to be filled with fun and memories with family.
And, if rides aren't your thing, or you still don't feel comfortable, there are a lot of other things to do and eat if you want to head to the fair.
"We have a great circus they can watch, we have pig racing they can watch, we have Michael Griffin an illusionist," Cunningham said.