Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Rotor/gravitron


These are circular rides with a single large carrier that rotates at high RPMs. Riders stand facing the center and are pressed against the wall as the rate of rotation increases. On some versions, the floor is retracted once the ride has attained full speed, leaving the riders stuck to the wall of the drum. The Gravitron is completely enclosed version on the same theme.
Includes the following tradenames and generic devices:

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 1.1% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:83
Records that include age of victim:67(81%)
Records where accident type could be determined:81(98%)
Records with identifiable tradename:83(100%)
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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.