Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Rotor/gravitron

These are circular rides with a single large carrier that rotates at high RPMs. Riders stand facing the center and are pressed against the wall as the rate of rotation increases. On some versions, the floor is retracted once the ride has attained full speed, leaving the riders stuck to the wall of the drum. The Gravitron is completely enclosed version on the same theme.

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 0.9% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:106
Records that include age of victim:87(82%)
Records where accident type could be determined:102(96%)
Records with identifiable tradename:106(100%)
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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.