Massachusetts official calls for sweeping changes to regulate fair rides

Posted Wednesday, February 23, 2005 11:33 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Massachusetts State Public Safety Commissioner Thomas Gatzunis will call today for sweeping changes in the amusement ride industry in response to the September death of a disabled man who tumbled from a ride at a church festival in Shrewsbury. The new regulations would require that all rides be inspected by the state each time they are set up, not just once a year; that all maintenance workers be nationally certified and perform daily inspections of all rides; that operators be trained on specific rides; and that amusement ride companies increase their insurance coverage from a minimum of $1 million to $5 million.

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