INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The Indiana State Fair begins Friday and workers for the state say they will be doing important safety checks of the rides to make sure they're safe for you and your kids.
Ten inspectors with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security say they first looked for paperwork to make sure the proper maintenance has been done on each ride and that the operators have had the training they need.
They then began the actual physical inspection of all 52 of the rides, going over every inch of each one of them.
"They're looking at mechanical, they're looking at making sure motors work correctly, electrical is working correctly, and then that safety is all accounted for," said John Erickson with the IDHS.
Danny Huston, CEO of North American Midway Entertainment says, "I mean it's like getting in the car and driving down the highway. You want to be sure you're going to be safe."
The entertainment company owns and operates the rides and is the same company that provided rides at the Marion County Fairgrounds last month. He says some of the rides have been inspected twice.
Huston says the company's corporate safety director was in Indianapolis this past week along with a consultant doing their own inspections.
Inspectors said Thursday night they still had more rides to inspect Friday morning, but so far all had passed inspection and will be open when the fair begins.
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