BEREA, Ohio– The worker who was shocked while tearing down the bumper car ride at the Cuyahoga County Fair on Sunday remains in a coma.
Ronald Grimes, 35, was on top of the ride with two men when they heard it start operating, Berea police said. When the other men turned around, Grimes was laying on the roof.
Coworkers told police their supervisor instructed them to begin “pre-tear down” of the ride, called “Scooter,” just before the accident.
A family spokeswoman said Grimes is in critical, but stable condition. He is in a medically-induced coma. Doctors will begin the process of waking him on Tuesday, as long as test results are positive.
The family friend said they were told Grimes’ heart was not damaged.
Grimes, who is engaged and has a young daughter, started working for the ride’s manufacturer, Kissel Bros., about three weeks ago. Manager of Kissel Bros. Shows Carmi Kissel said Grimes is experienced in this line of work.