Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Giant swing

Riders, singly or in groups, are harnessed in, then sent swinging through an arc until brought to a rest. Towers can range from 100-300 feet in height.

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 0.5% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:63
Records that include age of victim:57(90%)
Records where accident type could be determined:60(95%)
Records with identifiable tradename:59(94%)
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Includes the following tradenames and generic devices:

Source: Public records requested from state and federal regulatory agencies.
Regulated industry sectors, devices covered, and criteria for reporting accidents are different in every jurisdiction.
See the Industry-Regulatory Reports section for more information.