Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Wheel w/spinning cars

Rides that consist of a large circular or oblong wheel with carriers that travel around the perimeter. Each carrier can spin about its own axis as well (either pitch or yaw). Some of these wheels operate in a fixed vertical plane. Some are positioned horizontally or vertically during load/unload and then tilted at an angle during the ride cycle.

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 1.0% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:111
Records that include age of victim:84(76%)
Records where accident type could be determined:95(86%)
Records with identifiable tradename:111(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.