Safety information by accident type

Equipment failure

Description

Any accident where equipment failure contributed significantly to the injury and the event did not fit into any other category. Note: Equipment problems may also cause or contribute to accidents in other categories. If the regulatory report indicates that equipment problems occurred, a flag will be set for the accident, independent of the catetory. For example, an accident my be categorized as an Unscheduled Stop and also have the Equipment Failure flag set.

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This category accounts for 2.6% of all accident reports, and 17.5% of accidents during either part of cycle.

Record count:384
Records that include age of victim:96(25%)
Records where device type could be determined:382(99%)
Records with identifiable tradename:183(48%)
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Accidents vs. Patron's Age


Source: Public records provided by U.S. regulatory agencies under widely varying laws. Regulated industry sectors & devices and criteria for reporting accidents are different in every jurisdiction. 83% of the records were provided by three states (NJ, CA, and TX). 88% of the reports fall within the years 1999-2007. See the Data Sources page for more information.