Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Tornado-type

Description

Riders sit in cars that hang from a circular support. The center base spins all the cars and, additionally, each car can be spun by the riders. In some versions, the ride tilts at a 20 degree angle, moving the cars up and down.
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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:27(73%)
Records where accident type could be determined:34(92%)
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.