Indiana Office of Fire and Building Safety

This work product was gathered by Saferparks as a public service. It is believed accurate when published, but there are regular changes in this information. Last 50-state update: September 16, 2008
Agency Information


Regulation Type:

Government officials inspect rides, but not authorized to investigate accidents

Rides/devices regulated under this authority:

  • Rides at large theme parks
  • Rides at smaller parks
  • Rides at fairs and traveling carnivals
  • Inflatables at carnivals and parks
  • Inflatables - private rentals
  • Go-Karts
  • Bungees
  • Waterslides
Regulations Pertaining to Accidents

General categories of accident reporting required for regulated devices:

  • Severe injuries
  • Injuries treated by a physician
  • Injuries requiring on-site first aid
  • Major equipment damage

Reporting Criteria:

Injuries requiring immediate transport to the hospital must be reported within 24 hours.

Procedure/Authority for Investigating Accidents:

State inspectors are authorized to seal out unit after notification of accident. State inspector must perform re-inspection within 24 hours to determine if ride can be put back in operation. State does not perform investigation to determine cause(s) of accident.

Records Provided to Saferparks:

Accident investigation reports from 2001-2003. Click here to view records