In the wake of the incident in Antioch that left a 10-year-old in hospital, many families are wondering what they can look for when they take their kids to a carnival.

Huntley Daniels was ejected from the Antioch-flavored Moby Dick race on Sunday. He has suffered multiple fractures to his face and jaw and has serious leg injuries.

The Department of Labor regulates Moby Dick racing.

Jason Keller is the assistant director of the Illinois Department of Labor.

When something goes wrong, Keller says an initial inspection with pictures and video is done, before a physical one begins.

Keller adds that all of these rides are inspected and licensed every year in Illinois.

He said there’s a visual marker on the rides that carnival-goers, bikers and parents should look out for.

“When you get on a ride there should be an Illinois State sticker on it,” he said. “I think it says ‘Department of Labor’ but look for the outline of the state. And it should be on every ride you commit to. Meaning we’ve inspected it and it should be structurally sound.

The Department of Labor sticker should appear on inspected rides

If you see anything suspicious at a carnival, you can contact the department directly at 217-782-9347.

“If you see something, say something,” Keller said. “If something doesn’t feel right, give us a call.”

Keller said there is a penalty for operating without a permit.

The investigation into what happened in Antioch could take several months.