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

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017
The Delirium ride appears at Great America amusement park in Santa Clara, Calif. in this undated image.
The Delirium ride appears at Great America amusement park in Santa Clara, Calif. in this undated image.
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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 FramDelirium at California's Great America in Santa ClaraBeach 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.