Worker hurt on ride at Cuyahoga County Fair released from hospital

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BEREA, Ohio-- The man injured while taking down a ride at the Cuyahoga County Fair was released from the hospital.

Ronald Grimes was on top of the bumper cars at the fairgrounds in Berea on Aug. 14 with two other employees. Police said the ride started operating and the men found their coworker laying on the roof.

Grimes, who's engaged and has a young daughter, was in a medically-induced coma. Cuyahoga County Fair President Tim Fowler said he was released from MetroHealth Medical Center on Friday and returned home to his family. He is expected to return to work this week.

According to the fair, the incident was not the result of a malfunction and the ride was declared safe.

Grimes started working for the ride's manufacturer, Kissel Bros., three weeks before he was hurt. Manager of Kissel Bros. Shows Carmi Kissel said he is experienced in this line of work.

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