Cal Expo maintenance crews continued working to restore monorail service at the California State Fair after a power outage Wednesday shut down the system, stranding passengers.
An inspector from Cal/OSHA's Amusement Ride Division examined the train on Thursday. Peter Melton, a spokesman for Cal/OSHA, said in an email that the cause of the power failure appears to have been a loose wire, which was hit by the train, causing a spark that tripped a circuit breaker and stopped the monorail.
Service was disrupted about 4:14 p.m. Wednesday, stranding 38 passengers. Sacramento Fire Department crews responded and used two lifts with platforms and a ladder truck to remove the passengers.
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