CHICAGO (AP) – State officials are investigating incidents where carnival rides injured people in separate Chicago suburbs.

The rides have been taken out of service.

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The Illinois Department of Labor became involved after a young boy suffered an injury at a church festival in Midlothian on Thursday and after a woman fell off a ride at a carnival in Plainfield.

Both suffered non-life threatening injuries.

In Midlothian, two coasters that didn’t have any passengers aboard them collided. Falling debris injured the boy, who was hospitalized. In Plainfield, a woman fell off a coaster when it came off the track.

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State officials say both rides had previously received permits to operate for the year and were last inspected in May.


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