Safety information by accident type

Environmental issue

Description

Accident resulting from unusual event external to ride or operator (e.g., weather event, tree falling on track).

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This category accounts for 0.1% of all accident reports, and 0.5% of accidents during either part of cycle.

Record count:10
Records that include age of victim:5(50%)
Records where device type could be determined:10(100%)
Records with identifiable tradename:5(50%)
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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.