Safety information by accident type

Entrapment or pinch-point

Description

Accidents, other than restraint pinching during load/unload or extremity caught outside carrier during ride, where patron's body part became caught in or against part of the equipment. This includes such things as hair or clothing entrapment, fingers caught in exit gate or moving parts in a funhouse, misstepping into gap between vehicle and platform during load/unload, and foot/hand entangled in climbing nets.

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This category accounts for 1.6% of all accident reports, and 11.1% of accidents during either part of cycle.

Record count:244
Records that include age of victim:220(90%)
Records where device type could be determined:243(100%)
Records with identifiable tradename:100(41%)
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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.