State inspectors check rides before NC State Fair opens
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RALEIGH -- The finishing touches are being a put in place as the North Carolina State Fair gets ready to open its gates tomorrow. State inspectors are on site busy making sure more than 100 rides at the fair are safe for kids of all ages.
The inspection process is a thorough one.
It's the final countdown before opening day and making sure the rides are safe is the highest priority for state inspectors.
“It's state law. All rides have to be inspected every set up,” said Tommy Petty, N.C. Department of Labor.
They've been working around the clock to make sure all 105 rides have their stamp of approval before people hop on board.
“We get here as soon as it hits the ground. We inspect the back of the platform even some rides we look at on the truck still. We check the electrical, we check the entire ride from bottom to top,” said Petty.
“They will look at every nut, bolt, and pin before it's open to the public,” said Dolores Quesenberry, N.C. Department of Labor.
Inspectors said they expect all rides to pass inspection before they're up and running tomorrow for fairgoers of all ages to enjoy.
“Anyone coming out to the fair should feel good about the inspection process of North Carolina. They should be confident that they can put their children on the ride and that they will be safe,” Quesenberry said.
It's a strategy that stresses safety first to ensure everyone has a smooth ride at this year's fair.