Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Paratrooper-type

A circular ride where cars are suspended below a wheel which rotates at an oblique angle. The cars are free to rock sideways and swing out under centrifugal force as the wheel rotates.

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

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

Record count:53
Records that include age of victim:43(81%)
Records where accident type could be determined:51(96%)
Records with identifiable tradename:53(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.