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Excessive corrosion to blame for deadly accident at Ohio State Fair

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The Dutch manufacturer of a thrill ride that broke apart and killed an 18-year-old man says excessive corrosion on a support beam led to a catastrophic failure. The Dutch manufacturer of a thrill ride that broke apart and killed an 18-year-old man says excessive corrosion on a support beam led to a catastrophic failure.

The Ohio State Fair has come to a close and the clean up begins however the Fireball ride remains at the fairgrounds.

The Dutch manufacturer of a thrill ride that broke apart and killed an 18-year-old man says excessive corrosion on a support beam led to a catastrophic failure. KMG posted the memo Sunday that says company officials visited the accident site and conducted tests on the metal. The conclusion was that the corrosion dangerously reduced the thickness on the wall of the beam holding a passenger gondola. The company says the ride was 18 years old.

Four people remained hospitalized, including one in a coma.

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