Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Flipping platform

Description

Top Spin and similar rides consist of a passenger platform suspended between two counterweighted arms. The arms are turned by motors, while the platform generally only has brakes that are engaged and disengaged at various points of the ride cycle. A typical top spin program runs the main arm motors while engaging and disengaging the platform brakes so that it will rotate in exciting ways.
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Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 0.7% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:52
Records that include age of victim:48(92%)
Records where accident type could be determined:52(100%)
Records with identifiable tradename:51(98%)
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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.