Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Enterprise

Description

Up to two people sit in one of 20 gondolas arranged in a circle, one in front of the other. The ride moves counter clockwise, dispelling a slight amount of centrifugal force. A hydraulically-powered arm underneath the ride then raises and tilts the frame so that the ride is rotating at 87° from the horizontal, transforming the ride from a horizontal experience to a vertical one.
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Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 0.4% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:33
Records that include age of victim:19(58%)
Records where accident type could be determined:26(79%)
Records with identifiable tradename:33(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.