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After North Carolina accident what type of oversight at Coastal Carolina Fair

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State Fair spokesman Brian Long says officials have received preliminary reports that the passengers were injured when the ride started up again as they were getting off. State Fair spokesman Brian Long says officials have received preliminary reports that the passengers were injured when the ride started up again as they were getting off.
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The accidents at state and local fairs are certainly a scary thought. The Coastal Carolina Fair starting on October 31st offers hundreds of rides big and small.

Organizers are aware of what could go wrong that is why there is some strict oversight when it comes to the rides, oversight that doesn't happen in other parts of the country.

Related Story: 5 people injured in ride accident at NC State Fair

Joe Bolchoz from the Exchange Club the organization that puts the massive effort together every year says the rides are inspected daily and by officials from the state, the carnival company and the Exchange Club itself.

"The first thing that will happen is the state of South Carolina inspects any ride that will enter into South Carolina. Secondly the carnival of course has its own safety inspections. The Coastal Carolina Fair also hires its own safety firm to inspect rides too. If that ride does not have a C-C-F sticker that ride will not operate."

The Vortex the ride involved with injuries at the fair in North Carolina was scheduled to come to the Ladson fair but that has since been cancelled and organizers are now looking for another ride to take its place.

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