Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Spinning pendulum

A pendulum is suspended between two support frames. Attached to the base of this pendulum in a circular gondola where riders are seated. When the ride cycle starts, the gondola begins to rotate. In addition, the pendulum arm begins to swing through an arc.

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 0.6% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:71
Records that include age of victim:53(75%)
Records where accident type could be determined:63(89%)
Records with identifiable tradename:70(99%)
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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.