It's been almost four months since the NC State Fair goers were injured while on the Vortex ride. On October 24, the Vortex ride re-started as people were getting off. A total of five people were injured.
The ride's operator, Timothy Tutterrow, and the ride's owner, Joshua Macaroni each face three counts of Assault With a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury.
When it first happened, 2 Wants to Know asked the state for the ride's inspection records. They said they couldn't give them to us then, due to the on-going investigation. But the NC Department of Labor sent us the inspection records and emails relating to the incident.
Ride operators were required to check the ride three times a day. But some initials and times are missing on the day before and the day of the accident. READ INSPECTION RECORDS HERE
One of the emails also caught our attention.
It's from the attorneys representing Dominic and Ruby Macaroni, the owners of Family Attractions Amusements, LLC .The letter states the Macaroni's did not own the Vortex ride, didn't have a contract to provide the ride, and weren't compensated for the ride being at the state fair. But, all ride operators have to give the Department of Labor an Advance Location Notice. And that notice clearly lists Family Attractions Amusements as the company operating the Vortex and the certificate of liability lists the company as the insured.
We'll keep going through the documents and keep you posted as the case continues.