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12 Children Injured in Fair Ride Malfunction

Destiny Baker3 years ago

According to Fox News, at least 12 children and one adult have been injured after a swing ride at a Norwalk, Connecticut fair malfunctioned.

About the Fair Ride Injuries

  • The victims were riding a fair ride called the Zumer.
  • The Zumer is a swing-type ride that lifts riders into the air and begins to spin at high rates of speed leading to a sensation of weightlessness.
  • Due to malfunction, the ride came to a sudden stop leading to occupants swing chaotically and colliding with one another.
  • As a result of the malfunction, 12 children and one adult were left injured.

Investigation into the Swing Ride Malfuction

  • According to the company that runs the fair, rides at the fair are inspected by operators daily, by local inspectors weekly, and by engineers and insurance inspectors once a year.
  • After the malfunction, the ride operator was ordered to shut down that area of the park as state inspectors investigate the ride.
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