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  • Paul Kitagaki Jr. / pkitagaki@sacbee.com

    Stranded passengers on lift that rescued they after temporarily stranded on a monorail trail 25 feet above the ground at the California State Fair Wednesday July 17, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.

  • PAUL KITAGAKI JR. / pkitagaki@sacbee.com

    A Sacramento Fire Department crew helps remove passengers from the monorail at the California State Fair after it lost power Wednesday afternoon, stranding 38 passengers. State Fair officials said service was disrupted about 4:14 p.m. Two lifts with platforms and a ladder truck were used. Fire officials said no injuries or medical emergencies were reported. The train will remain on the tracks until it is evaluated, and will reopen after Cal/OSHA's inspection and repairs are completed. Officials said the ride underwent a $1 million renovation in 2011.

  • PAUL KITAGAKI JR. / pkitagaki@sacbee.com

    A Sacramento Fire Department crew helps remove passengers from the monorail at the California State Fair after it lost power Wednesday afternoon, stranding 38 passengers. State Fair officials said service was disrupted about 4:14 p.m. Two lifts with platforms and a ladder truck were used. Fire officials said no injuries or medical emergencies were reported. The train will remain on the tracks until it is evaluated, and will reopen after Cal/OSHA's inspection and repairs are completed. Officials said the ride underwent a $1 million renovation in 2011.

Repair crews work on broken monorail

Published: Friday, Jul. 19, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
Last Modified: Sunday, Jul. 21, 2013 - 9:50 am

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.

Call The Bee's Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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