Fire Ball midway ride pulled from Saskatoon, Regina fairs after fatal accident in U.S.

Damaged chairs of the Fire Ball amusement ride after the ride malfunctioned, injuring several at the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday. (Barbara J. Perenic/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

By CBC News, July 27, 2017 

1 killed, 7 injured at Ohio State Fair

The type of midway ride that broke apart, killing an 18-year-old man at the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday and injuring seven others, will be pulled from the Saskatoon Ex and the Queen City Ex this year.

The midway operator for the two fairs, North American Midway Entertainment, is taking all of its Fire Ball rides out of service until the cause of the failure is determined.

The company is not the midway provider at the Ohio State Fair.

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