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Safety first at Silver City Show

Wednesday, 17th September, 2014

Everything will be in order at the Show, according to the Silver City Show Association Everything will be in order at the Show, according to the Silver City Show Association

The Silver City Show Association says they have a good team working at this year's show and safety will be a high priority.

Secretary John Ralph said after the accident at the Royal Adelaide Show, every measure would be taken to ensure patrons' safety.

An eight-year-old girl was flung from a Royal Adelaide Show ride on Friday and died. She fell at least 10 metres from the Airmaxx 360 ride, a rotating ride with multiple arms that rapidly spin and move up and down.

The ride had a height limit understood to be 140cm, but no weight or age restriction. Safework SA announced the ride would be closed for the remainder of the show.

The Airmaxx 360 was new to Adelaide and had previously operated in Sydney and Brisbane without incident.

"I was informed by one of the men who runs a ride that they will use their measurements to ensure children are the right height for the ride," Mr Ralph said.

"Sometimes children want to go on rides. They are too small and state things that are not true to get on a ride."

Mr Ralph said the ride operators would be enforcing all safety measures.

"We will have someone from WorkCover checking the rides. I think someone from Council will also be checking the rides."

Mr Ralph said a health inspector would also check all food vans.

"In my own mind, all the operators are really good. People look after others," he said.

"Also, you only need to look at the food vans to see they are in exceptional condition."

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