PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Some recent accidents have put the spotlight on the issue of amusement park ride inspections.
This weekend, a 10-year-old boy died from a neck injury while riding a waterslide in Kansas. The slide has reportedly not been inspected since it opened two years ago.READ MORE: Lawmakers Working On Bills In Harrisburg That Would Curb The Influence Of Lobbyists
At a county fair in Tennessee, three children fell 40 feet after the ferris wheel basket they were in tipped over. All three children survived the fall, but one child is still in the ICU.Possibly Real: A Thousand Andy Warhol Paintings On Sale With Only One Being Authentic
Inspections for amusement park rides and attractions, including water parks, are handled on a state-by-state basis.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture inspects all amusement rides and attractions that operate in Pennsylvania.MORE NEWS: Dump Truck Collides With Train, Route 51 In Jefferson Hills Expected To Be Shut Down All Morning
Recent inspection reports can be found in their online database here: http://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Services/ridesafe/Pages/default.aspx