Despite recent accidents, amusement industry says overall injuries down

Posted Tuesday, August 23, 2011 12:36 PM | Contributed by Jeff

There is no federal regulation of rides at amusement parks and therefore no reliable nationwide government statistics on injuries on those rides. There are nationwide fatality statistics, but they show no discernible trend in recent years. Also, data from an industry group shows ride injuries have declined in recent years at the nation's amusement parks.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011 1:13 PM
Vater's avatar

This article should be set as Ed Markey's homepage.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011 1:29 PM

+1

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011 2:24 PM

what about that ride safety scam group? haven't seen them pop-off with anything lately.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011 3:16 PM

^ Don't summon them!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011 3:20 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

Is this like Beetlejuice?


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 12:28 PM

If the number of injuries really are down in recent years I wonder if there is any correlation with Son of Beast being closed? ;)


But then again, what do I know?

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