Ride at the State Fair shut down after terrifying accident

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OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Department of Labor has shut down one of the rides at the Oklahoma State Fair after a terrifying accident.

Officials closed the Turbo Jump ride after a cable snapped, sending one woman to the hospital on Saturday.

One witness said her "heart sank" as she watched the woman hit her face on a metal railing.

Despite the accident, Scott Munz, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for the State Fair, believes their rides are safe.

"I mean there's always accidents, but we've had a pretty good safety record here," said Munz.

Randall McGinnis, Chief Amusement Ride Inspector for The Department of Labor, says the rides are inspected every week.

"It takes us a week to go through every single ride. You're not going to be able to go through everything everyday," said McGinnis.

The Department of Labor says the ride will remain closed until the investigation is finished.

As far as the victim who was injured, EMSA tells us she was transported to the hospital in good condition.

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