Amusement Ride Safety

Amusement Ride Safety

The recent ride malfunction at the Ohio State Fair draws attention to amusement ride safety regulations. The accident resulted in the death of an 18-year-old man and injured several other passengers. As a result, the fair was closed for the remainder of the day and inspectors examined all the rides overnight.

Today were are talking about amusement ride safety operations and inspections.

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Guests:
•Ken Martin, Virginia-based amusement ride safety analyst and consultant
•Drew Tewksbury, director – senior vice president, McGowan Amusement Group
•Boyd F. Jensen II, managing Partner, Garrett & Jensen, past president, International Amusement & Leisure Defense Association
•Tracy Mehan, manager of Translational Research, Center for Injury Research and Policy, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

By All Sides Staff • Aug 1, 2017