A look at Nebraska regulations following deadly Ohio State Fair accident
Ohio Gov. John Kasich is calling for safety inspections after a deadly accident on a ride at the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday.
Only 10 states require rides to be inspected every time they're set up, according to the non-profit Safeparks.
Nebraska is not one of them.
According to code, operators must prove they have insurance at each stop and a state inspector is required to look over the rides before it is "initially placed in operation in this state and shall thereafter be inspected at least once each year."
The permit requirements read, in part:
"Should an owner/operator contract and/or book with more than one carnival, fair, or amusement park within a season which reflects a change and/or elimination of their liability insurance coverage, they will be required to obtain new permits for each booking prior to operation...It is the responsibility of the owner/operator to notify the Department of Labor whenever it becomes necessary to obtain new permits.
"For the purpose of determining if an amusement ride and/or amusement device is in safe operating condition and will provide protection to the public using such ride or device, each amusement ride/amusement device shall be inspected by a state inspector before it is initially placed in operation in this state and shall thereafter be inspected at least once each year."
Wade Shows puts on the midway for the Nebraska State Fair, not Amusements of America, which operates rides for the Ohio State Fair.
According to Wade Show’s website, they do have the Fire Ball ride.
The Nebraska State Fair said that ride is not planned for their midway this year.