Indiana Department of Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security
Overview of Amusement Ride Regulation
Regulation Type: 
Government officials inspect rides, but not authorized to investigate accidents
Inspection Program: 

State officials perform annual ride inspections and, when possible, periodic compliance inspections.

Investigative Authority: 

State inspectors are authorized to seal out unit after notification of accident. State inspector must perform re-inspection within 24 hours to determine if ride can be put back in operation. State does not perform investigation to determine cause(s) of accident.

Reporting Criteria: 

Injuries requiring immediate transport to the hospital must be reported within 24 hours.

Date of last update: 
September 16, 2008