Ohio won't investigate Cedar Point ride accident
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:28:06 GMT —
The state of Ohio's amusement ride inspectors won't be conducting an official investigation into an accident that injured two people when a cable snapped on a swing ride at Cedar Point over the weekend.
The state investigates accidents only when someone is admitted to a hospital or stays overnight.
Cedar Point says the Skyhawk ride will remain closed until the park's investigation into the cause is completed. Two people were hurt around 10 p.m. Saturday when a cable disconnected on the ride that swings up to 125 feet in the air. A cable on one of the swing ride's carriages disconnected.
The cable came into contact with two guests, according to the park. One was treated and released at the scene. The other guest was taken to a Sandusky Hospital as a precaution and has been released.
The ride was shut down immediately following the incident.
A Department of Agriculture spokeswoman says state ride inspectors will be at the park later this week to meet with Cedar Point officials and the ride's manufacturer.
The inspectors also will need to sign off on the ride before it can reopen. "Safety is our top priority," Cedar Point said in a statement. "Skyhawk will remain closed until our investigation is complete and the ride can open safely."
The park says Skyhawk was temporarily closed in 2013 for an unrelated situation.
(The Associated Press contributed to this article.)