The fair, where policing is overseen by the Ohio Highway Patrol, said on Twitter that it is investigating the incident.
There has been a report of a ride incident. We are investigating and will report information as available.— Ohio State Fair (@OhioStateFair) July 26, 2017
A company providing rides at the fair this year describes the Fire Ball as an “aggressive thrill” ride.
On its website, Amusements of America says that since its debut in 2002, the Fire Ball has become “one of the most popular thrill rides on the AOA Midway.” The company description of the ride says it swings riders 40 feet (12 metres) above the midway while spinning them at 13 revolutions per minute.
The company did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment.
The Ohio State Fair, which opened Wednesday, runs through August 6.
With file from Reuters and the Associated Press
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