Inspectors ensure ride safety before Feast of St. Anthony

Posted: Updated:
BELMONT -

City building inspectors worked to ensure ride safety ahead of the start of the annual Feast of St. Anthony on Wednesday.

For the big Ferris wheel, they checked that bolts were secure and tightly fastened, and they thoroughly inspected each car on the wheel.

The Department of Buildings' elevator division inspects about 700 portable rides at city street fairs every year. The specialized unit is also responsible for checking about 200 permanent rides at places such as Luna Park in Brooklyn.

Inspectors say their job is to leave no stone unturned when it comes to safety. Although rare, they say accidents do occur. They say one way to prevent getting hurt on a ride is to follow all safety rules displayed on the attractions.

Unannounced spot inspections are conducted during the festivities to make sure rides are properly maintained and that operators are following safety rules.

  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • Police: Boy runs to hospital after stabbing, dies

    Police: Boy runs to hospital after stabbing, dies

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:39 AM EDT2018-06-21 10:39:29 GMT

    A 15-year-old boy died after he ran to the hospital when he was stabbed in the neck, police say.

    A 15-year-old boy died after he ran to the hospital when he was stabbed in the neck, police say.

  • Boogie Down Bites: Ajo y Oregano

    Boogie Down Bites: Ajo y Oregano

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:58 AM EDT2018-06-21 10:58:16 GMT

    A Dominican restaurant in the Bronx has gained a reputation for its coziness, intimate environment, and delicious food.

    A Dominican restaurant in the Bronx has gained a reputation for its coziness, intimate environment, and delicious food.

  • #N12BX: School zone speed cameras

    #N12BX: School zone speed cameras

    Thursday, June 21 2018 1:26 PM EDT2018-06-21 17:26:22 GMT

    Mayor Bill de Blasio says children's lives will be in danger because the Republican-led state Senate didn't pass legislation extending the use of speed cameras near city schools.

    Mayor Bill de Blasio says children's lives will be in danger because the Republican-led state Senate didn't pass legislation extending the use of speed cameras near city schools.

  • SlideshowsMore>>

  • 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards

    2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards

    The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards were held at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards were held at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.
    The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards were held at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards were held at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.

    The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards were held at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.

    The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards were held at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.

  • KTUphoria rocks Jones Beach

    KTUphoria rocks Jones Beach

    Pitbull, the Backstreet Boys and others were at Jones Beach on Saturday, June 16, for KTU's KTUphoria.

    Pitbull, the Backstreet Boys and others were at Jones Beach on Saturday, June 16, for KTU's KTUphoria.

  • 2018 FIFA World Cup Photos

    2018 FIFA World Cup Photos

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off June 14 in Russia.The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off June 14 in Russia.

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off June 14 in Russia.

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off June 14 in Russia.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."