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.
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 FramDelirium at California's Great America in Santa ClaraBeach Blaster at Belmont Park in San Diego
The decision came after ride owners successfully completed testing and inspections.