Louisiana State Fire Marshal Office

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 and 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:

Ride-related death or serious injury resulting in immediate overnight hospital admission. Fatalities reported within 12 hours; serious injuries reported within 24 hours.

Procedure/Authority for Investigating Accidents:

Accidents are investigated by state inspectors or insurance inspectors.

Records Provided to Saferparks:

Brief mention of a single incident (fatal); no detail provided. Click here to view records