New York Dept. of Labor

New York
New York
Excludes NY City
Dept. of Labor
Overview of Amusement Ride Regulation
Regulation Type: 
Government officials inspect rides and investigate accidents
Inspection Program: 

State inspects fixed rides annually, portable at every setup. Operational inspections are continuous and random.

Investigative Authority: 

State officials are authorized to investigate serious accidents.

Reporting Criteria: 

Personal injury which results in death; dismemberment; significant disfigurement; a compound or comminuted fracture; or permanent loss of a body organ, member, function or system; or loss of consciousness resulting in hospitalization.

Patron Responsibility Law: 

1990 - Rider must review signs, then decide whether to ride. (Source: Amusement Ride, Tramway, and Ski Lift Safety Standards Annotated, May 1995).

Special Conditions: 

Rides operated in New York City are exempt from state law and regulated by the NYC Department of Buildings.

Date of last update: 
September 16, 2008