Ride that hospitalized 2 workers will not be used at Delta Fair - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Ride that hospitalized 2 workers will not be used at Delta Fair

A version of the Ring of Fire ride taken in 2009. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) A version of the Ring of Fire ride taken in 2009. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Delta Fair set up as seen Tuesday night. (Source: Chopper 5) Delta Fair set up as seen Tuesday night. (Source: Chopper 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The ride that sent two Delta Fair workers to the hospital will not be used during the 2016 fair.

Both workers who were shocked Tuesday are expected to make full recoveries. One of them has already been released from the hospital. The other will need surgery on his foot, but should be released in a couple days.

The workers were injured when they came into contact with a power line while they installed Ring of Fire.

"As the ride went up, it nicked a wire and the wire hit the ground. Electricity went through the ground and shocked two fellas," Delta Fair president Mark Lovell said. 

Delta Fair officials said Ring of Fire will not be used during this year's fair. The ride has not been completely removed from the lot. 

Wednesday, Shelby County Code enforcement was on the scene with an independent ride inspector to ensure the safety of all those who will be attending the fair.

After the rides are set up, they will be inspected.

Organizers said they are doing their part to keep everyone safe, but there are things that those in attendance can do as well. Some of those things include reading the guidelines of each ride you are about to get on and following those guidelines.

"If the person rides the ride is not tall enough, you are not doing your child any favor by fudging," Lovell said. 

He also said it's important to watch the ride operator and make sure they are paying attention as well. But most of all, he said to just have fun. 

The fair opens Friday at 2 p.m. 

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