In June 2022, there were 14 amusement ride injuries reported in the media. Six (6) occurred in waterparks, four (4) at mobile operations (fair / carnival) and four (4) at fixed site operations. Seven (7) were reported from European sites, four (4) from North America, two (2) from Asia-Pacific and one (1) from Latin America. Three patron injuries were fatal, all of which were at waterparks, but one of which involved a bystander experiencing a medical event adjacent to an attraction.Continue reading
In May 2022, there were seven (7) amusement ride injuries reported in the media. Two occurred in India, one each in France, Indonesia, Malaysia, Peru, and USA (Texas). Three occurred in waterparks, three in mobile operations (carnival / fair).Continue reading
In April 2022, media reports covered eight (8) recordable ride accidents, exposing 24 patrons, including one fatal injury. Three (3) of the cases described operator misoperation, three (3) cases described defective equipment including potential lack of or ineffective maintenance, and two (2) reports did not provide enough information to know what type of event had preceded the injury.
In the month, there were also six (6) headlines about ride stoppages and rider evacuations, four (4) worker injuries during operation or maintenance. Three (3) reports covered new litigation about prior guest injuries, and one (1) report involving a worker claiming damages for a hand amputation, and one fatal injury in a facility parking lot. There was also one report (1) about the closure of a facility that referenced a past fatal derailment.
Date of last update: 05 May 2022.Continue reading
In March 2022, media reports covered six (6) recordable ride accidents, three of which involved a fatal injury. These included three (3) malfunctions involving loss of structural integrity of the device, two (2) riders ejected from a ride in motion, one without restraint devices and one with restraint devices that did not retain the rider in the seat, and one (1) injury sustained by a rider moved by ride forces.
In the month, there were also three (3) headlines about rider evacuations, a fatal worker injury, an unintended contact during ride testing, and a rider losing momentum during a waterslide experience and crawling to an evacuation point. Reports also revisited a case in previous periods arising out of settlement in the litigation for the cases.
Date of last update: 26 May 2022.Continue reading
In February 2022, media reports covered five (5) recordable ride accidents, including one derailment (malfunction), two fall events (one involving multiple people), one patron encroachment on closed attraction, and one exposure to chemical vapour.
In the month, there were also two (2) headlines about stranded riders, and multiple injuries sustained in a structure fire, both outside of scope of ride accidents. Reports also revisited two cases in previous periods arising out of settlement in the litigation for the cases.
Date of last update: 10 March 2022.Continue reading
In January 2022, media reports covered two (2) recordable ride accidents, and two (2) headlines that were outside the scope of the recording framework.
Date of last update: 15 February 2022Continue reading
In December 2021, media reports covered six (6) recordable events plus four (4) headlines about non-recordable events.
Date of last update 5 January 2022.Continue reading
Five (5) ride accidents were reported in the month of November 2021, with additional coverage of five occurrences in prior periods, and two reports out of scope for the RRRR database but which may be of interest.
Date of last update 3 December 2021.Continue reading
Despite increasing business volumes as the industry recovers from pandemic closures, the “summer” season in the northern hemisphere has concluded, and there were few media reports about ride accidents. Just four (4) new cases were reported, along with updates on a few previous cases.
Date of last update: 09 November 2021.Continue reading
As amusement attraction attendance increases the number of people exposed to rides, we expect the number of media reports to increase. As of the last update, there were four (4) included reports, plus three (3) previously un-recapped reports from prior periods and one report of an excluded event type.
Date of last update: 26 April 2022Continue reading