One person is dead and a fair number are injured when the Fireball ride broke at the Ohio State Fair. Pretty bad ride design if you ask me, the bar they struck was there to keep people from running into ride area; you would think they could of had a barrier away from any possible range of motion the ride would have.
This is not a surprising event from a couple standpoints. One is these rides are put together by carnies, criminals, junkies and homeless. Go to large fairs on the day before and the last day to see what I mean. Junkies line up to get a couple bucks under the table setting rides up and taking them down. I've seen ride operators arrested and fired at the same fair for showing up intoxicated and operating rides. One guy got busted up for a murder warrant and another for exposing himself during fair.
Go to Cedar Point if you want to ride good rides and not get maimed.