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California fines Beaverton carnival operator for unsafe rides

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Butler Amusements was fined more than $100,000 for knowingly operating unsafe rides.

Cal/OSHA launched an investigation during the Big Fresno Fair last October after receiving a tip about safety concerns on rides owned by the company.

The investigator found that the Giant Wheel ride was missing all 12 bolts associated with the support leg flanges.

The Flying Bobs ride was missing all of the lower cross bracing used for structural support, the investigator found.

Read more at Statesman Journal

 

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