Building inspectors complete review of fair ride

Cause of rider fall still under investigation

The owner of an amusement ride that sent a woman plummeting 40 feet earlier this week has received a cease and desist letter, a news release from the County of Frederick states.

A 47-year-old woman fell from the Super Shot ride at the Frederick County Fair on Monday evening and was taken to Winchester Medical Center for her injuries. An earlier release from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office states that the seat the woman was in became dislodged from the ride’s main frame while passengers were descending. The Super Shot lifts riders to the top of a tower and then drops them.

According to a Frederick County news release, Inners Shows, the company that owns the rides at the fair, is in compliance with a cease and desist letter it received for the Super Shot ride.

Certified personnel from the Frederick County Building Inspections Department inspected the rides before the fair opened, and Inners Shows employees inspected them before they ran on Monday. With no apparent malfunctions, the cause of Monday’s incident remains under investigation.

The release states that the Frederick County Building Inspections Department will be in contact with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and continue to look into any possible violations of Virginia Amusement Device Regulations.

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office and Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office reported that there’s no evidence of criminal activity in relation to the incident. 

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