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State Fire Marshal investigates amusement ride accident

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Posted: Nov 2, 2011 3:04 PM by Brian Waldrep
Source: State Fire Marshal's Office

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Topics: Fire, Marshal, Amusement, Ride, Accident

Shreveport, LA.- A four year-old child has been critically injured, after an accident on an amusement ride at the Louisiana State Fair in Shreveport.

Shortly after noon today, the Shreveport Fire Department was dispatched to the Louisiana State Fair Grounds after reports that the child was involved in an accident and was trapped.

Firefighters arrived minutes later and extricated the child,

He was taken to the LSU Medical Center where the child is listed in critical condition.

State Fire Marshal Deputies are on the scene and conducting a full investigation into the cause of this accident.

The amusement ride, called the "Twin Ring-Demolition Derby", was manufactured by Moser's Rides in 2007, annually certified on August 10, 2011 and inspected on site on September 21, 2011.

Investigators will be evaluating the mechanical, electrical and human factors relating to this incident.

At this time there has been no determinations made and the investigation will continue over the next few days before any conclusions can be expected.

The ride has been shut down until further notice.

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