Safety information by accident type

Patron's body hit something (participatory attraction)


Injuries resulting from patron's body impacting or scraping against part of a participatory amusement device, such as a slide or inflatable, due to the normal motion of the amusement experience. This category does not include patrons colliding with other patrons on on these devices.

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This category accounts for 13.5% of all accident reports, and 24.5% of accidents during during ride part of cycle.

Record count:2014
Records that include age of victim:1837(91%)
Records where device type could be determined:2012(100%)
Records with identifiable tradename:165(8%)
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Most Commonly Reported Devices

Accidents vs. Patron's Age

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.