- Associated Press - Thursday, July 27, 2017

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A ride similar to one at the Ohio State that broke apart, killing one man and injuring seven other people, was shut down at a county fair in New Jersey.

Monmouth County officials say the company that operates its fair shut down “The Claw” on Wednesday night after learning the Fire Ball ride had malfunctioned and sent riders flying into the air.

A state inspector on Thursday officially shut down “The Claw” ride and it will remain out of service until its manufacturer and inspectors give further guidance.

Officials expect all other rides will be operating at the fairgrounds in Freehold Township.

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