Six Flags system for reporting injuries stalls

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.

Monday, August 25, 2003 6:28 AM
Maybe it would just be easier if we used CoasterBuzz. This system works pretty damn good for reporting everything! BTW, I bruised my leg on X.
*** This post was edited by Terry Cruise 8/25/2003 10:29:03 AM ***
Monday, August 25, 2003 11:33 AM
I'd hate to be a a committee developing a reporting system for injuries with any large organization. Between the lawyers and the managers they are destined to drive you crazy.

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 ***

Friday, August 29, 2003 8:08 AM
We handle a LARGE data collection, analysis, and reporting system for the State of Florida, and it works pretty well despite having to navigate through the DOH confidentiality requirements. There is NO reason this couldn't have been worked out in 2-3 months MAXIMUM....
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