Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Wheel w/spinning cars


Rides that consist of a large circular or oblong wheel with carriers that travel around the perimeter. Each carrier can spin about its own axis as well (either pitch or yaw). Some of these wheels operate in a fixed vertical plane. Some are positioned horizontally or vertically during load/unload and then tilted at an angle during the ride cycle.
Includes the following tradenames and generic devices:

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 1.0% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:75
Records that include age of victim:52(69%)
Records where accident type could be determined:62(83%)
Records with identifiable tradename:75(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.