May 1, 2014 7:48 PM

NC State Fair safety inspectors focused on Vortex mechanics and missed electronic tampering

N.C. Labor Department safety inspectors paid attention to hydraulics, welding and the tightening of nuts and bolts on a State Fair ride that malfunctioned on Oct. 24, injuring five people. They did not look closely at electronic control boxes where the tampering took place.

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