Mall of American Shuts Down Ride Similar To One At Ohio State Fair
After the tragedy at the Ohio State Fair Wednesday, the Mall of America has shut down Shredder's Mutant Masher, which is a ride very similar to Fire Ball that caused the death of one person and injured seven, according to the Star Tribune.
The ride will remained closed until Chance Rides Inc., the manufacturer of the ride, inspects it and give the Mall of America proper clearance.
The ride swings back and forth like a pendulum, while spinning the riders in circles. The rides are similar to one another, so the Mall of America did this for strictly precautionary reasons. The rides are similar, but the Mall's is a different portable model and they have different manufacturers.
Video from Ohio at the scene showed the ride crashed into something while in operation, broke apart and hurtled riders into the air and to ground, killing one 18-year-old man.
The Shredder is one of many rides at the Mall of America's amusement park, Nickelodeon Universe.