State officials are continuing to investigate the circumstances that led to a 10-year-old boy being injured on a ride at the Palace Playland amusement park in Old Orchard Beach on Saturday night.

The boy was on the Super Star ride when he was injured at around 6 p.m. Saturday. Witnesses said he appeared to be bleeding from his head, but was apparently conscious and talking when he was taken to an ambulance.

The Super Star ride at Palace Playland in Old Orchard Beach. The ride has passed inspection and the Office of the State Fire Marshal continues to investigate how a 10-year-old boy was injured on the ride Saturday night. Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer

State officials said he was treated and released from a local hospital Saturday night. They declined to release the boy’s name and said they had no other information on him, including where he was from.

Investigators from the Office of the State Fire Marshal are investigating the incident and they also inspected the ride Saturday night after the boy was injured. The ride passed the inspection, but the amusement park did not operate it later Saturday night. The ride operated Sunday and Palace Playland was closed Monday due to heavy rain.

The investigation was continuing Tuesday, said Shannon Moss, spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

All amusement rides are inspected at least once a year by the fire marshal’s office and must display an inspection decal. Rides that don’t meet safety standards can’t be operated until any defects are corrected and the ride passes inspection.

In addition, the ride must be inspected and approved again following a serious injury. Operators also are required to have liability insurance with a minimum of $1 million coverage, provide documentation on operator training and maintain a log of rider injuries.

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