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In the News (Sun 18 Aug 19)

  
  Amusement Park/Ride Accident Lawyers, Attorneys & Law Firms
The CPSC document amusement ride fatalities and estimate amusement ride injuries.
Data on non-fatal injuries from amusement rides are difficult to obtain and often do not exist.
Data on deaths associated with amusement rides are more precise and easier to obtain than are data on injuries.
www.personalinjurylawyer.com /amusement-ride-accidents.cfm   (440 words)

  
  RideAccidents.com -- Amusement Ride Fatalities (1972-1997)
A chain snapped on a ride called the Comet, causing the car, in which the man and his son were riding, to fall from the ride and smash into a parked vehicle.
Upon inspection of the ride, it was discovered that many of the ride's brakes were either broken, missing, or not connected, and that most of the anti-derailment devices were missing.
As the ride was operating, the girl, who was developmentally disabled, panicked and managed to escape from her shoulder safety harness.
www.rideaccidents.com /rides.html   (4895 words)

  
  Amusement Park Ride Inspections - Safety Inspections
Rides and attractions in an amusement park must be inspected and certified at least annually.
A mechanical amusement ride must carry liability insurance of not less than $350,000 for injury to persons arising out of the use of the ride.
A non-mechanical amusement ride or attraction must carry liability insurance of not less than $200,000 for injury to persons arising out of the use of the ride or attraction.
www.dllr.state.md.us /labor/amus.html   (355 words)

  
 amusement rides
Rides that are controlled or operated by the rider (such as bumper cars and go-carts) are not required to comply with the guidelines, but an accessible route to the ride and a turning space (60-inch diameter circle or T-shaped turning space) in the load and unload area must be provided.
Rides designed for children, assisted on and off by an adult, are only required to provide an accessible route to the ride and a turning space in the load and unload area.
For each accessible amusement ride, an accessible route is required to connect to a wheelchair space, a ride seat designed for transfer, or a transfer device for use with an amusement ride.
www.access-board.gov /recreation/guides/amuse.htm   (3079 words)

  
 Fair Rides Inspection, Licensing Permits Registrations - FDACS
Amusement rides regulated in the State of Florida fall into two major groups; temporary amusement rides (those that are regularly relocated with or without assembly), and permanent facility amusement rides (those that are not regularly relocated and operate as a lasting part of the premises).
When the ride passes the inspection, the permit application is completed, and the appropriate fees are paid, the inspector will issue a United States Amusement Identification (USAID) plate and a permit decal (both plate and decal are considered the permit to operate).The plate must be affixed permanently to the amusement ride.
After an amusement ride has undergone a major modification and before the ride is placed in operation, a professional engineer, licensed by the state in which certification is performed, must certify that the amusement ride complies with F.S. 616.242 and all rules.
www.doacs.state.fl.us /onestop/std/fairride.html   (1695 words)

  
 National Amusement Ride Safety Plan
Require owner/operators of all amusement rides - fixed-site and portable, large and small, waterslides and dry rides - to report immediately to the CPSC any ride-related fatality or major accident (e.g., containment failure, coaster collision, structural collapse, etc.) and preserve the accident scene until the go-team completes its inspection of the ride.
Require owner/operators of all amusement rides to register their rides with the CPSC and affix a license plate that uniquely identifies the ride.
Require owner/operators of all amusement rides to file monthly reports of patron injuries providing the same information required in the FAA pet injury reporting regulations.
saferparks.org /regulation/national_plan/index.php   (938 words)

  
 Amusement / Theme Park Injury Research - Amusement Park Ride Safety
Riding an amusement ride is one of the safest recreational activities.
Considering the thousands of amusement rides that occupy American theme parks and the number of cycles each one completes without incident, this number is truly phenomenal.
Before allowing a child to board a ride, parents should use their own judgment as to whether or not the ride is appropriate for him.
www.weitzlux.com /themeamusementparklawsuit/amusementparkridesafety_4652.html   (1172 words)

  
 Amusement Park Physics -- Ride Safety
Going on amusement park rides is one of the safest forms of recreation.
According to the International Association of Amusement Park Attractions, you are more likely to be injured when you play sports, ride a horse, or even ride a bicycle.
It estimates that more than 270 million people visit amusement parks each year, and that 7,000 people out of those 270 million go to emergency rooms for injuries they receive on amusement park rides--that's only 0.00259 percent of riders.
www.learner.org /exhibits/parkphysics/ridesafety.html   (270 words)

  
 Amusement Ride Safety & Inspections
By law, all amusement rides must be inspected at least once a year for mechanical and electrical safety.
The amusement-ride industry and its insurers have a big stake in making sure these rides are safe, and it is ultimately their responsibility to maintain safe rides during the year.
Any incident or accident where evacuation of a ride results from an electrical or mechanical malfunction or when emergency personnel are needed to assist in the evacuation.
www.lni.wa.gov /TradesLicensing/Electrical/AmuseRide/default.asp   (725 words)

  
 RideAccidents.com
The ride operator denied knowing that Garin was not wearing her selt belt when he started the ride.
The ride consists of twenty 2-passenger gondolas which are suspended from the outside of a wheel that is raised to a vertical position while spinning at high speed.
Garin was on the ride, and that she may have been kneeling or standing on her seat at the time of the accident.
www.rideaccidents.com   (9014 words)

  
 Amusement Park Ride Injuries, Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorneys, Roller Coaster Accidents Lawyers, Loophole
The Consumer Protection Safety Commission estimates that the number of serious injuries on amusement park rides that warrant a trip to the emergency room have risen to almost 5,000 annually.
While mobile rides, those that move from location to location – such as in carnivals and other mobile attractions – fall under their jurisdiction.
As a result, regulation and inspection of “fixed site” amusement rides are left up to the state or local municipality, and as a result, oversight varies from good to none.
www.munley.com /amusement-park-ride-injuries.html   (449 words)

  
 Amusement Safety Organization - Safety News
She was on the parks flume ride, a ride where passengers sit in artificial hollow logs, which ends in a rapid descent and splashdown into a pool of water.
The ride was shut down after parents reported complaints that the safety bar latch was malfunctioning on the ride, and that children were being tossed about.
The ride was reopened to the public after an inspection by the state found it to be operating properly.
www.amusementsafety.org /safety_news.htm   (5580 words)

  
 Amusement Ride Safety | Booking | Supershows ...
TSSA wants you to enjoy all of the fun there is to be had on amusement park rides.
That's why we inspect all of the equipment used in the rides to ensure that the owner or operator is following Ontario's amusement device safety laws.
Prior to operation in Ontario, all amusement rides require:
www.supershows.ca /ride-rentals/safety-index.htm   (125 words)

  
 Amusement Ride Injuries and Accidents
Position of International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, of which the Walt Disney Company is a member, on proposed federal legislation to regulate amusement park rides: opposed.
In fact, amusement rides constitute one of the safest forms of recreation available to the public.
In fact, amusement rides ranked 164th out of the total 175 categories of products reported by the CPSC that year in terms of the number of product-related injuries.
www.ryerson.ca /~woodcock/projects/amuseacci1.htm   (850 words)

  
 Amusement Ride Hall of Shame
The way this works is that the parents wait in the queue with their kiddies, and when the kiddies get to ride, Mom and Dad enter the fence line as well, help to place the kids on the ride, and then "ride" the benches surrounding the ride.
The poles serve multiple purposes...first, they house leveling jacks for the ride platform, second, they demarcate the edges of the platform, and indicate the ride envelope area...that is, the space occupied at intervals by the ride while it is operating.
Note also that the ride's control stand is sitting on the midway, meaning that the operator is forced to be outside the ride's operating envelope in order to operate the ride.
capital2.capital.edu /admin-staff/dalthoff/shame.html   (3772 words)

  
 Amusement ride having spinning passenger cars (US5453053)
An improved amusement ride and ride vehicle that permit a passenger to control the rotation of a passenger car as the vehicle travels along a ride course.
The ride vehicle includes a support tube upon which the passenger car is rotatably mounted and a passenger operable steering mechanism.
The ride vehicle itself may be barbell shaped to permit it to turn sharp corners along the ride course.
www.delphion.com /details?patent_number=5453053   (331 words)

  
 Exhibits Collection -- Amusement Park Physics
The designers of the roller coaster carefully crafted this thrilling ride to be just that, but you're actually in less danger than you think.
You face a greater threat of injury playing sports or riding a bike than you do on a park ride.
Amusement park rides use physics laws to simulate danger, while the rides themselves are typically very safe.
www.learner.org /exhibits/parkphysics   (242 words)

  
 Welcome to Saferparks
The Saferparks website was launched in 2000 to share information about amusement ride safety as an aid to preventing accidents.
The members of the ASTM F-24 industry standards committee for amusement rides, devices, and attractions.
Amusement rides in the United States are regulated through a incomplete patchwork of federal, state, and local laws, and voluntary standards.
www.saferparks.org   (278 words)

  
 DLEG - Week of July 3rd Proclaimed Amusement Ride Safety Week to Promote Industry and Safe Enjoyment of Rides
Amusement ride riding is among the safest of activities and has long been a part of summer fun, but still injuries and deaths occur.
In Michigan last year, there were 41 amusement ride related injuries and no deaths among the forty million people attending Michigan’s fairs and festivals and the countless others who rode the 450 regulated rides at the state’s 170 amusement parks, fun centers and water parks.
In addition to its work with the rides, the state licenses specially commissioned ride inspectors and regulates training of the ride operators.
www.michigan.gov /cis/0,1607,7-154-35299_35414_35456-146621--,00.html   (894 words)

  
 Amusement Ride Specialist and Leisure Industry Safety Consulting and Inspection Services   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There are approximately 500 carnivals that travel the United States each year, ranging in size from one or two rides to over 100 portable rides.
For over 35 years the OABA has been at the forefront in establishing safety guidelines and regulations, lobbying governments on behalf of small business, establishing a code of ethics for the industry and promoting the interests and image of the carnival industry throughout North America.
In many cases, water is injected into the ride path to reduce friction and/or to effect speed control.
www.amusementsafety.com /definitions.htm   (2155 words)

  
 Amusement Park Ride Injuries, Orlando Personal Injury Attorneys, Walt Disney World, Roller Coaster Loophole
While mobile rides, those that move from location to location – such as in carnivals and other mobile attractions – fall under their jurisdiction.
As a result, regulation and inspection of “fixed site” amusement rides are left up to the state or local municipality, and as a result, oversight varies from good to none.
Florida's largest amusement parks, including Walt Disney World, are exempt from state regulations that require mandatory reporting of injuries and give the state authority to shut down and inspect rides.
www.attorneystrialgroup.com /amusement-park-ride-injuries.html   (706 words)

  
 ADL - Amusement Ride Safety Laws
The department shall perform the inspection in a manner that proceeds with all practicable speed and minimizes the disruption of the amusement facility at which the amusement ride is located.
(a) An owner may not operate an amusement ride for which the manufacturer recommends nondestructive testing unless the owner complies with the manufacturer’s standards for the testing and the ride meets the manufacturer’s acceptance criteria.
(b) If manufacturer’s nondestructive testing standards are unavailable for an amusement ride, and the department deems it necessary, the owner shall provide such standards through a registered professional engineer or engineering agency or any individual qualified by training and experience to compile standards based upon the ride’s specifications and history and using accepted engineering practices.
www.arkansas.gov /labor/laws_regs/23-89-510.html   (1193 words)

  
 Amusement Ride - Products for Amusement Ride - Manufacturers,Exporters,Suppliers,Traders,Companies,Factories   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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www.alibaba.com /productsearch/Amusement_Ride.html   (593 words)

  
 Girl hurt in amusement ride accident - www.smh.com.au
Police believe the girl, from Fairfield in NSW, put her feet up on the seat of the ride and folded her legs and was unrestrained by metal safety bars.
The ride operator shouted at the girl and pressed the stop button but she was thrown from the ride and hit her head on metal framework.
Ride operator Trevor Columbus told Channel Nine he originally thought it was a stuffed toy in the seat of the ride.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2004/01/11/1073769450526.html?from=storyrhs   (328 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Dozens hurt when amusement ride tips   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mike McFarland, who was standing next to the ride operator when the accident happened, said he was "shocked and terrified" because his 13-year-old daughter was on the ride.
Her husband Martin and friend Doug Anderson said they were on the ride earlier in the day, and it stopped in mid-air.
She said all park rides are inspected daily, and inspectors found no problems with the ride on Monday.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2001/07/30/amusement-ride.htm   (511 words)

  
 Dragster Amusement Ride
Located in amusement parks around the United States and in Japan, the Top Eliminator (TM) amusement ride was created by ThrillTime Entertainment International, Inc., of Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, with help from engineering consultant Les Okreglak of Pol-X West, Inc., Carson City, Nevada.
It gives thrill-seeking drivers of all ages a license to "floor it" and experience the adrenaline rush of drag racing without the danger associated with actual auto racing.
To ensure the safety of the ride, ThrillTime hired Les Okreglak, P.E., principal engineer and president of Pol-X West, Inc., an engineering consulting firm in Carson City, Nevada, to analyze the dragster frame using FEA software.
www.algor.com /news_pub/cust_app/dragster/dragster.asp   (804 words)

  
 Amusement Parks/Rides Inspections - Division of Labor
The Division of Labor inspects amusement rides and concessions at least once annually to assure compliance with state rules.
Each electrically operated amusement device shall be provided with a fused disconnect switch or circuit breaker placed within unobstructed reach of the ride operator.
This subrule shall not apply to blowers for inflatable rides or to devices designed to be controlled directly by the public.
www.iowaworkforce.org /labor/amusement.htm   (156 words)

  
 Amusement Ride Construction
This photo was taken in June 2000 when part of the Surf Dance ride at LI Adventureland in NY had to temporarily be removed for maintenance.
In the bottom right corner of the photo the ride platform is visible, and the remainder of the ride, which stayed in tact is to the right of the photo.
This photo was taken October 7, 2006 and the ride is scheduled to open during the 2007 season.
members.aol.com /surfdancec/construction.htm   (737 words)

  
 Amusement Ride Technology
Amusement Ride Patents: I've replicated a couple of important or interesting amusement ride related patents.
Some of the artwork was quite interesting, particularly since 1999 had been a bad year for amusement ride accidents...
Amusement Ride Hall of Shame: This is a collection of photographs and observations taken from amusement parks and carnivals.
capital2.capital.edu /admin-staff/dalthoff/tech.html   (473 words)

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