Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Carousel

A carousel or merry-go-round is an amusement ride consisting of a rotating platform with seats for passengers. The seats are traditionally in the form of wooden horses or animals, which are often moved mechanically up and down to simulate galloping, to the accompaniment of looped circus music.

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 3.2% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:374
Records that include age of victim:314(84%)
Records where accident type could be determined:349(93%)
Records with identifiable tradename:23(6%)
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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.