Safety information by accident type

Extremity hit something outside carrier

Description

Injuries resulting from patron's hands, feet, arms, legs, or head impacting something or becoming pinched/entrapped outside the carrier during the active part of the ride cycle. This includes entrapment while the vehicle is docking, but does not include entrapment while patron is entering or exiting the vehicle (i.e., misstepping into the gap between the vehicle and platform).

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This category accounts for 0.9% of all accident reports, and 1.6% of accidents during during ride part of cycle.

Record count:133
Records that include age of victim:115(86%)
Records where device type could be determined:133(100%)
Records with identifiable tradename:37(28%)
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Most Commonly Reported Devices

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.