Rides must be inspected annually by a state-approved engineer who certifies that the ride meets ASTM standards and is reasonably safe for public use. Annual inspection looks at disassembled ride for structural integrity and to ensure NDT requirements have been met. State officials inspect amusement parks annually, carnivals at each setup.
State inspectors investigate serious accidents.
Accidents resulting in serious physical injury as defined in CT penal code must be reported within 4 hours. "Serious physical injury" means physical injury which creates a substantial risk of death, or which causes serious disfigurement, serious impairment of health or serious loss or impairment of the function of any bodily organ.