The New York State Departments of Labor and Agriculture and Markets have begun inspections of all the rides at the New York State Fair in advance of next week's opening.

Labor Department officials say no ride that fails an inspection or that has not been fully and completely inspected is allowed to open.  They're also reminding fairgoers to follow all safety guidelines while on the rides.

“The New York State Department of Labor is committed to comprehensively and completely inspecting every single ride at the Fair,” said State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon. “At every event across the State - the Great New York State Fair included - the agency takes every precaution to ensure that fairgoers can confidently enjoy the wonderful attractions available.”

Ride safety became a concern following an accident at the Ohio State Fair in July that killed one person and injured several others.

There will be more than 80 rides at this year's State Fair, which begins its 13-day run on August 23rd.

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