Illinois Department of Labor evaluates safety of Illinois State Fair rides

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Rides are a pivotal part of any fair. But making sure the rides are safe is more pivotal. 
Six Illinois Department of Labor inspectors spent four days going over every inch of the rides.
Amusement ride safety inspectors worked four days going over about 65 amusement rides in three different areas of the fair. Chris Wieneke is assistant director of Labor. He says inspectors climb all over the equipment "looking at every piece of it, every connection, every pin."
A 2017 crash at the Ohio State Fair killed one and injured seven. But Ken Kolosh of the National Safety Council says injuries are "a rare event."
The council estimates an amusement-park rider has a one in 1.25 million chance of injury.

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