Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Paratrooper-type

Description

A circular ride where cars are suspended below a wheel which rotates at an oblique angle. The cars are free to rock sideways and swing out under centrifugal force as the wheel rotates.
Includes the following tradenames and generic devices:

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 0.5% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:37
Records that include age of victim:31(84%)
Records where accident type could be determined:35(95%)
Records with identifiable tradename:37(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.