Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Himalaya-type

Description

The ride features a number of 3-passenger cars connected in a circle. These cars rotate on a track with alternating sloped and flat sections. Rotation is possible in both a backwards and forwards direction, as the ride is manually operated. The riders in each car are restrained by a single solid lap bar that is locked across the body of the car; making the ride unsuitable for young children or people of short stature. The bar must be manually locked or unlocked, and only locks in one position. Lights and music contribute heavily to the ride experience.
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Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 3.0% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:234
Records that include age of victim:190(81%)
Records where accident type could be determined:212(91%)
Records with identifiable tradename:234(100%)
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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.