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Report: No Changes In Amusement Park Inspections Despite Norwalk Accident

The swing ride at the Norwalk Oyster Festival came to an abrupt halt, injuring about 13 children earlier this month.
The swing ride at the Norwalk Oyster Festival came to an abrupt halt, injuring about 13 children earlier this month. Photo Credit: Warren A. Pena, @warrenantonio

NORWALK, Conn. – State and local officials don’t plan to make changes in amusement ride inspections despite an accident at the Norwalk Oyster Festival that injured 18 children, according to a report by The Record Journal .

According to the report, state troopers and the Fire and Explosions Unit inspect all rides before they are opened to the public. A structural engineer also inspects the equipment before the season, The Record Journal reported.

On Sept. 8, a swing ride malfunctioned and lost power at Norwalk’s Oyster Fest, causing minor injuries to many of the children on the ride.

To read the full Record Journal report, click here .

To read more about the accident at Oyster Fest, click here .

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