Ride inspector in fatal train crash case issued 1 citation

An Associated Press review finds a South Carolina inspector fired after he falsified a report about a children's train that later crashed issued only one violation in more than three years of examining amusement park rides.

Records show Donnie Carrigan did more than 140 inspections from 2008 to 2011 and issued only one violation. In 100 examinations in the past two years, other inspectors handed out scores of violations.

The Spartanburg train crashed in March after Carrigan faked his report. A 6-year-old boy died and dozens were injured.

When told of the AP findings Friday, the governor said changes at the state licensing agency are on the way.

Carrigan has not spoken publicly since the crash. He has not responded to requests for comment.

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