Deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair

The Ohio State Fair will open Thursday one day after a man was killed and seven other people were injured when a thrill ride broke apart, but the rides won’t be running until they all are deemed safe, officials state.

Video captured by a bystander at the fair Wednesday evening shows the Fire Ball ride swinging back and forth like a pendulum and spinning in the air when it crashes into something and part of the ride flies off. Screams are heard as passengers are thrown to the ground.

“The fair is about the best things in life, and tonight with this accident it becomes a terrible, terrible tragedy,” said Republican Gov. John Kasich.

Officials said the man who was killed was one of several people who were thrown to the ground when the ride malfunctioned. They have not released his name. Ohio State Medical Center said three of the injured were being treated there. Two of them were in critical condition, the hospital said Thursday.

Officials did not know what caused the ride to break apart, saying the investigation was ongoing. (AP)

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Deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair

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. Some of the victims were thrown from the ride when it malfunctioned Wednesday night, said Columbus Battalion Chief Steve Martin. (Jim Woods/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair

Damage done by the spinning Fire Ball ride that broke apart, killing one and injuring seven. (AP)

Deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair

An image taken from video, a swinging and spinning amusement park ride called the Fire Ball broke apart on the opening day of the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday, June 27, 2017. (KTRK-Houston)

Deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair

Authorities respond near the Fire Ball amusement ride after the ride malfunctioned injuring several at the Ohio State Fair, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. Some of the victims were thrown from the ride when it malfunctioned Wednesday night, said Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin. (Justin Eckard via AP)

Deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair

People watch as authorities respond near the Fire Ball amusement ride after the ride malfunctioned injuring several at the Ohio State Fair, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. Some of the victims were thrown from the ride when it malfunctioned Wednesday night, said Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin. (Justin Eckard via AP)

Deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair

A swinging and spinning amusement park ride called the Fire Ball malfunctioned and broke apart on the opening day of the Ohio State fair on Wednesday, hurling people through the air, killing at least one and injuring seven others. Three of the injured remained in hospital in critical condition on Wednesday night, authorities said at a news conference. “The fair is about the best things in life, and tonight with this accident it becomes a terrible, terrible tragedy,” said Republican Governor John Kasich. Authorities stand near damaged chairs of the Fire Ball amusement ride at the Ohio State Fair Credit: AP

Deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair

A ride called Fireball malfunctioned causing numerous injuries at the Ohio State Fair in Colombus, Ohio, July 26, 2017. (Bruce Lamm/@OntheLamm/Social Media Website/via Reuters)

Deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair

A person is attended to as authorities respond after the Fire Ball amusement ride malfunctioned injuring several at the Ohio State Fair, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin said that some of the victims were thrown from the ride when it malfunctioned Wednesday night. (Justin Eckard via AP)

Deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair

A person is attended to as authorities respond after the Fire Ball amusement ride malfunctioned injuring several at the Ohio State Fair, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. Some of the victims were thrown from the ride when it malfunctioned Wednesday night, said Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin. (Justin Eckard via AP)

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