Carnival now taking extra precautionary measures after broken ride

After the incident at the Medford Carnival, extra precautionary measures are now being taken. (Marissa Olid/News 10)

Over the weekend, a piece of a carnival ride "The Fireball" came crumbling down. Luckily, there were no injuries from the incident but since then the ride has been removed from the carnival.

Nothing like this has ever happened before but now Pat Davis, the operator of the carnival, is taking precautionary measures.

The ride was taken down, fixed and ready to go but due to the incident, Davis has decided to remove the ride and fix the entire ride for safety reasons.

"We're trying to stay ahead and be proactive on the safety end of things," said Davis.

The ride is equipped with 22 rollers. One of the rollers is what fell from the ride, hitting the deck below it. The parts to fix the entire ride has not arrived yet and will take some time to fix. The ride will not be operating for Easter weekend but will be back in town for Memorial weekend.

One person at the carnival mentioned she has never really given much thought to getting on rides because she enjoys them but is appreciative of the actions being taken.

"It makes me feel good. I'm glad that they saw a problem and that they are fixing it and it sounds like they are going above and beyond to make sure that the ride is taken care of," said Stephanie Meng, second time visitor at the carnival.

The carnival will continue to operate throughout the weekend in the Rogue Valley Mall parking lot, next to Target in Medford.

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