Team of attractiebouwer to US for investigation, fatal accident

Team of attractiebouwer to US for investigation, fatal accident

Photo: Hollandse Hoogte

A team of four experts of the Dutch attractiebouwer KMG is in Ohio to help with the investigation into the deadly accident with the Fireball.

That has project leader Albert Crown Friday let you know. The company from the Gelderse place Neede maintains close contact with authorities in Ohio after the accident in which on Thursday (local time) an 18-year-old man was killed.

Seven people were injured. Two of the victims are after a number of operations still in danger. The victims are between the fourteen and 42 years old.

A row of chairs that had suddenly, as the attraction, which moves back and forth, just went up.


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A number of Dutch funfairs and theme parks that this type of attraction, decided Thursday all the rides to shut down. KMG has all the operators in the world that this specific device in use have asked this until further order, not more to use.

Crown could Friday not say anything yet about the cause of the accident. According to news agency AP was the ‘Fire Ball’ Wednesday, just hours before the accident, still inspected. There would be no defects are detected.

First accident

In the US, in multiple locations in at least nine states have similar rides from KMG operated. Also in Canada, and the United Kingdom were ‘Fireballs’ that are directly closed. Also the ‘Freak Out’ and the ‘Extreme’, variants on the ‘Fireball’, are temporarily out of use.

It is according to Crown the first fatal accident in the 28-year anniversary of KMG.

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