Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Spinning pendulum


A pendulum is suspended between two support frames. Attached to the base of this pendulum in a circular gondola where riders are seated. When the ride cycle starts, the gondola begins to rotate. In addition, the pendulum arm begins to swing through an arc.
Includes the following tradenames and generic devices:

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 0.3% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:25
Records that include age of victim:13(52%)
Records where accident type could be determined:17(68%)
Records with identifiable tradename:25(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.