One person has died and another six were injured when a ride malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair, according to CBS affiliate WBNS-TV, citing the Columbus Division of Fire. The station adds that five of the injured are listed in critical condition. The last was in stable condition. Officials with the Ohio Department of Agriculture identified the ride as the "Fireball" (a swinging claw ride).
Some of the victims were thrown from the ride, Columbus Battalion Chief Steve Martin said. Wednesday evening Ohio Gov. John Kasich released a statement on Twitter saying that he is "terribly saddened by this accdent, by this loss of life and that people were injured."