3 'Fire Ball-type' rides approved to reopen in California

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- Officials have approved the reopening of three rides similar to one that malfunctioned in Ohio, killing an 18-year-old and injuring seven others.

RELATED: 1 dead, 7 injured on Fire Ball ride at Ohio State Fair

The Fire Ball broke apart mid-air at the Ohio State Fair, throwing riders from their seats. The fatal incident prompted the closure of several California rides, and others across the country as a safety precaution.

Cal/OSHA has approved the reopening of three rides with a similar premise to the Fire Ball.

They include:
La Revolucion at Knott's Berry Fram
Delirium at California's Great America in Santa Clara
Beach Blaster at Belmont Park in San Diego


RELATED: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk shuts down Fire Ball ride after Ohio State Fair incident

The decision came after ride owners successfully completed testing and inspections.
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