Safety information by device type

Recreation / Sky ride/ski lift


A type of aerial lift which consists of a continuously circulating steel cable loop strung between two end terminals and usually over intermediate towers, carrying a series of chairs.
Includes the following tradenames and generic devices:

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 3.7% of recreation accident reports.

Record count:96
Records that include age of victim:72(75%)
Records where accident type could be determined:83(86%)
Records with identifiable tradename:38(40%)
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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.