Posted Monday, August 25, 2003 4:58 AM | Contributed by bigboy
Seven months after Six Flags promised to set up a system of tracking injuries on its rides and reporting them to the public, the theme-park company is not any closer than it was at the start of the year. The lack of progress on an injury-reporting system has frustrated at least one member of a panel commissioned last year by Six Flags to look at the safety of theme-park rides.
Read more from The Star-Telegram.
While mobile ride injuries may be reported to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) the only numbers that the CPSC reports to the public are based on the same NEISS emergency room sample that is used for fixed rides.
The required reporting of injuries to the CPSC is limited to only the most serious. For example, I believe that a broken arm does not have to be reported.
*** This post was edited by Jim Fisher 8/25/2003 3:39:32 PM ***
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