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Ocean City ride inspected following Ohio State Fair deadly accident

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Posted at 5:47 PM, Jul 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-27 17:47:52-04

The Ohio State fair deadly accident prompted the Maryland Department of Labor Amusement Ride Safety to re-inspect a ride in Ocean City as a precaution. 

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Thursday afternoon the Maryland Department of Labor released the following statement: 

"Early this morning, the Maryland Department of Labor Amusement Ride Safety Inspection Unit requested Trimper's Rides in Ocean City, Md. suspend operation of the Freakout following yesterday's incident at the Ohio State Fair. Trimper's immediately complied, and had in fact been planning to do so even before our request.

Today, safety inspectors were on site in Ocean City inspecting the Freakout, a ride produced by the same manufacturer as the Ohio incident's Fireball but of a different design. The Amusement Ride Safety Inspection Unit requested the Freakout's suspension of operation as a precaution.

Today's inspection was clear, no issues detected, and the ride was in operation as of the park's opening this afternoon."

- Rob Gavel, Program Manager,Safety Inspection Unit,                                                       Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

According to the Ocean City amusement park's website the business opened at normal time.