Includes zip lines, aerial lifts, go-karts, water slides. Excludes hobby locomotive operating on narrow gauge tracks less than 24 inches.
State officials inspect rides at least once per year. Officials may inspect rides more often, and do when problems or questions arise that warrant a re-inspection.
State inspectors are authorized to investigate serious accidents.
(a) Must report in writing any accident resulting in injury within 24hrs of occurrence.
(b) Immediate phone report is required if fatality occurs or person suffers a fracture, concussion, laceration, or other traumatic injury requiring immediate surgical or medical care resulting from structural or mechanical failure of the ride.
(c) A major breakdown / mechanical failure must be reported within 24 hrs, followed up by a written report within 7 days.
(d) For cases b & c, the department may require that the ride be shutdown pending an investigation.
April 10, 2017