Safety checks underway at the Cuyahoga County Fair - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Safety checks underway at the Cuyahoga County Fair

Locals are worried about safety at the county fairs after the fatal accident at the Ohio State Fair (Source: WOIO) Locals are worried about safety at the county fairs after the fatal accident at the Ohio State Fair (Source: WOIO)
BEREA, OH (WOIO) -

Fairs are all about good food, entertainment, and the rides. Tim Fowler, president of the Cuyahoga County Fair, says he understands why some may be apprehensive about hopping on.

"We realize that affects all fairs. I think all fairs are at a heightened level of preparation, anticipating the people who may not want to attend because of the rides," Fowler said.

The Cuyahoga County Fair does not have the Fireball ride, the ride involved in the fatal accident at the Ohio State Fair. In fact, all of their rides are considered low impact.

"They really aren't disassembled," Fowler said.

The rides are inspected, by several groups, several times before you get a chance to take a turn. Fair officials will be doing additional checks in light of the accident.

"We will. Normal checks that we always follow is that the rides are inspected before they leave for the fair circuit by their manufacturer. We have daily inspections, the rides will not open until the rides have been inspected by the state of Ohio inspectors. They will be in any time now and tomorrow late afternoon," Fowler said.

While Fowler admits he can't guarantee nothing will happen, they are doing everything they can to make sure your family has a safe, fun time.

"I'm confident in saying our rides will be as safe as humanly possible," Fowler said.

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