Excludes inflatable amusement devices; mechanical bulls; climbing walls; human powered equipment or attractions (e.g., space balls, Orbitrons); paddle boats, water cycles, and all rental boats; playground equipment located at businesses (e.g., soft play areas); single or multi-passenger rides which are passenger operated or controlled, and may be electrically, mechanically, or manually powered, which do not normally require the supervision or services of an operator or attendant; and single waterslides and similar non-mechanical attractions at municipal, county, state or community operated swimming pools.
State officials inspect rides annually, with additional spot-checks.
State officials have authority to investigate serious accidents.
Any accident or incident involving damage to the ride or personal injury requiring medical treatment. Accidents involving fatalities or serious personal injury, or where further safe operation may be compromised, must be reported immediately. All other accidents and incidents must be reported within 30 days.
Accident reports are not considered to be public records.
April 8, 2017