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APNewsBreak: Ride maker says Conn. festival accident that injured 13 could have been prevented
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 17, 2013 4:40 PM EDT
An amusement ride company official says routine maintenance could have prevented a Connecticut fair accident that sent 13 people to hospitals with minor injuries.
Jeff Roth is vice president of administration at Chance Rides Inc. of Wichita, Kan., whose predecessor company made the Zumur ride. He said Thursday that a drive shaft broke because gears weren't readjusted under manufacturer specifications.
Chance Rides is reminding other Zumur owners to check the gears.
Ride owner Stewart Amusement Co. of Monroe, Conn., says crews did maintain the ride to manufacturer specifications.