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Fire marshal investigating ride accident at fair

1 year 1 month 1 week ago October 30, 2015 Oct 30, 2015 Friday, October 30 2015 October 30, 2015 8:42 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - State Fire Marshal investigators spent Thursday night and early Friday morning investigating a reported accident at the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair.

"All we know is that a female was transported to the hospital. That's all at this time," the fire marshal told WBRZ late Thursday night.

A witness said a woman may have fallen from the "Gee Whizz" ride shortly after 8 p.m. and was carried off in a stretcher. The witness described the ride as one that goes around in a circle and moves up and down.

Earlier this month, a group of people were injured in a mishap at a fair in Livingston Parish. The fire marshal investigators eventually determined the ride was not at fault.

Fire marshal inspectors are responsible for investigating ride accidents.

Check back for updates to this story.

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