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      Parks offer a 'Wild' but safe ride

      After a woman in Texas was killed by falling off an amusement park ride, local park officials say patrons can rest assured that all safety measures are being taken to keep people safe.Micha Hogan, the public relations representative with Wild Adventures, says theme park rides are checked annually, monthly, weekly, and daily.The yearly inspection is conducted through the Georgia State Fire Marshal's Office.Hogan says Wild Adventures often exceeds industry and state standards after state inspections.On a day to day basis, the ride mechanic and ride operators for the amusement park checks devices to see if they are running smoothly and if all safety apparatuses are working according to standard.If a ride is found to have a malfunction, it is shut down until the issue is resolved then put through another round of testing.In Albany at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds, every year when the fair comes to town the state provides an inspection.Every fair coming into the state of Georgia must have an inspection upon it's first time setting up.Larry Griffin, President of the Exchange Club Fairgrounds, says all rides are also inspected on a daily basis by operators.Stay connected to as stories develop and the FOX 31 Newscast at 10 PM. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to join in on the conversation and connect with FOX 31!