Trends by Accident Category

Summary of Trends by Accident Category

This section outlines the types of accidents and injuries that are reported to state regulatory agencies, organized by the part of the ride cycle in which the incident occurred.

  • During load/unload or in the queue.
  • During the active part of the amusement ride or device experience.
  • Either - this covers a small number of accident categories that can occur during either load/unload/queue or the active part of the ride cycle (for example: entrapment).
  • Pain or illness - these are reportable incidents in which the patron suffered pain or illness, but the report did not mention a specific cause.

Each page lists general trends found within accidents that occurred during that part of the ride cycle, as well as a set of column graphs for each industry sector that show the relative frequency of the accident categories in that part of the ride cycle.