State inspects fixed rides annually, portable at every setup. Operational inspections are continuous and random.
State officials are authorized to investigate serious accidents.
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.
1990 - Rider must review signs, then decide whether to ride. (Source: Amusement Ride, Tramway, and Ski Lift Safety Standards Annotated, May 1995).
Rides operated in New York City are exempt from state law and regulated by the NYC Department of Buildings.