Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Coaster - wooden


A roller coaster with laminated steel running rails overlaid upon a wooden track. Due to the limits of wood, wooden roller coasters in general do not have inversions (when the coaster goes upside down), steep drops, or extremely banked turns. However, there are exceptions, such as Son of Beast at Kings Island.
Includes the following tradenames and generic devices:

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 6.6% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:515
Records that include age of victim:388(75%)
Records where accident type could be determined:458(89%)
Records with identifiable tradename:0(0%)
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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.