Keziah Lewis saw her boyfriend, 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell, fall to his death.
Fair organizers attributed the decrease to the tragic Fire Ball accident and rainy weather.
KMG International, a company based in the Netherlands, shared a statement on its Facebook page Sunday afternoon.
An 18-year-old man was killed and seven people injured when the swinging and spinning Fire Ball ride broke apart.
Jennifer Lambert was at the fair with her boyfriend, who was also injured, when the Fire Ball ride flew apart in the air.
The Fire Ball now sits quarantined, barricaded by semi trailers and surrounded with police tape, as the Ohio State Fair continues on around …
An owner of the company providing rides at the Ohio State Fair thinks a mechanical failure caused a thrill ride to break apart.
The company that owns just the one Fire Ball ride said it’s convinced the deadly accident Wednesday night was a mechanical failure.
Eighteen-year-old Tyler Jarrell was thrown about 50 feet when the ride flew apart. He was pronounced dead on the midway.
More than half of the fair’s rides remained closed.
An assistant professor of engineering at Otterbein University said there are many factors that could cause a ride’s failure.
The 19-year-old said it felt like he was about to die.
Dutch manufacturer KMG said there are 43 such rides around the world, including 11 in the United States.
Inspectors repeatedly looked over a thrill ride and signed off on it hours before it flew apart.
What impact will the ride accident at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus have on other fairs throughout the state?
The 18-year-old man killed when a thrill ride broke apart at the Ohio State Fair had just signed up with the Marines a week ago.
Columbus Division of Fire says one person is dead and five critically injured after a ride malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair.
After the accident, she said it was absolute chaos.
One person is dead and seven are injured after a ride malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair Wednesday.
The Ohio State Fair opened Thursday but its amusement rides remained closed.