Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Spinning tower ride

Description

A tall, circular ride with arms extending vertically from a central tower. The arms rotate about the central tower while moving upward, then down. One or more cars are located on the end of each arm. Either the set of cars spin in the vertical plane or the single car can be spun by the rider.
Includes the following tradenames and generic devices:

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 0.2% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:14
Records that include age of victim:12(86%)
Records where accident type could be determined:13(93%)
Records with identifiable tradename:11(79%)
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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.