NASHVILLE (WATE) – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has issued an order prohibiting all Fireball amusement rides, the same ride that was involved in a deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair, from operating in the state of Tennessee.

“After much consideration and thought, and with the safety of Tennesseans and visitors to our great state in mind, I have decided the Fireball amusement device should not operate here,” Commissioner Burns Phillips explained.

North American Midway Entertainment has a permit to operate the Fireball ride at the Tennessee State Fair in Nashville, but state officials say they will be notifying the operator they will not be able to bring it to the fair in September.

Officials in California, Indiana and Kentucky have also banned Fireball rides.Previous story:1 dead, 7 injured after ride malfunction at Ohio State Fair

The swinging and spinning ride broke apart on the opening day of the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday, hurling people through the air, killing at least one and injuring seven others.

Scott Suchomski with the Tennessee Valley Fair says this is a fair director’s worst nightmare.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those involved in the incident,” said Suchomski. “It’s something we always try to take a lot of strides as far as keeping the fair safe not only for the fair goers but for our employees as well.”

A new Tennessee state law that cracks down on fair ride inspections took effect in May, requiring inspections at least once a year with the results reported to the state.

Suchomski says the Tennessee Valley Fair goes beyond that annual inspection.

“When they come and set up here at the fairground they have their own team of inspectors. In addition we bring in a third party, Narsco, a trained and certified inspector that will supervise all of the rides as they are assembled here and then through out the year the rides are inspected daily.”

The Tennessee Valley Fair took it a step further last year by keeping inspectors on site through out the entire day to check rides.