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Court Allows Lawsuit over Iowa Amusement Park Death to Proceed

Jun 8 2020 // The wife of a central Iowa amusement park employee killed in an accident at the park in 2016 can proceed with a federal lawsuit and the park’s insurance company may have to pay damages, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled...

Carolina Amusement Park Fined $42K by OSHA Over Maintenance Worker Injury

Nov 15 2019 // Federal safety officials have fined an amusement park on the North Carolina-South Carolina line after a maintenance worker was injured last March. The Charlotte Observer reports the Occupational Safety and Health...

Log Ride Crash at California Amusement Park Leaves 3 Injured

May 28 2019 // Authorities say three members of a family were injured, one critically, when they were ejected from the log ride at a Southern California amusement park. Fire officials say the ride malfunctioned and one of the log-shaped...

Ohio Amusement Park Company Fined $142K for Safety Violations

Sep 27 2018 // The parent company for Ohio’s Cedar Point amusement park has been fined over $140,000 for safety violations. The Blade reports the $142,270 fine by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration stems from an...

Pennsylvania Flash Flooding Leads to Evacuations, Amusement Park Closing

Jul 26 2018 // Heavy downpours soaked parts of central Pennsylvania, causing evacuations and forcing an amusement park to close for the second time this week. Hersheypark announced it would be closed Wednesday. The park closed Monday...

Injury on Missouri Waterslide Highlights Lax Regulation

Jul 10 2018 // No Missouri government officials conducted a safety inspection of a new waterslide at Six Flags St. Louis before a woman said she suffered whiplash in June from the force of the “Typhoon Twister” that featured...

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