New Ohio State Fair operator not bringing ride made by Fire Ball company

Authorities stand near the Fire Ball amusement ride after the ride malfunctioned injuring several at the Ohio State Fair, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. (Jim Woods/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)
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Talley Amusement is replacing Amusements of America at this year's Ohio State Fair.

It's the first time the fair has changed the amusement ride provider in 26 years. To view a full release on the change from the fair, click here.

The change came after the July 26, 2017 accident when the Fire Ball ride broke apart with a full load of passengers on board killing 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell and injuring seven others.

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Talley Amusements touts itself as operating 50 rides including the KMG Beast. KMG is the same company that designed the Fire Ball ride.

When 10TV contacted the fair about whether that ride will operate this year, a spokesperson said, " No, because it's a KMG ride."

Talley Amusement is a 5th generation amusement ride operator. Its website claims to have over 200 years of combined experience at providing rides to fairs across the United States.

A search of amusement ride databases shows the company has a relatively safe track record.

According to Amusement Safety, it found just five neck related injuries from 2004-2012.

The Texas Department of Insurance recorded just one incident of a slip and fall on one of its rides 2006 but nothing after that.