Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Orbiter/octopus-type

Description

A circular ride where arms attached to a central axis spin and move up and down. In some designs, the cars at the end of each arm also rotate about a secondary axis.
Includes the following tradenames and generic devices:

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 1.2% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:98
Records that include age of victim:74(76%)
Records where accident type could be determined:91(93%)
Records with identifiable tradename:97(99%)
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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.