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Inspection, enforcement of Pennsylvania amusement parks fall short
Pennsylvania has more amusement park rides than any other state, and its governer has stated its rides are unmatched in safety because of the state's rigorous inspection program. But an investigation by PublicSource shows that the state agency that oversees amusement parks does not track the safety inspection reports that parks are required to file each month. According to PublicSource, "state records show that more than half of Pennsylvania’s permanent parks and water parks did not turn in all of their 2012 reports -- affidavits in which certified inspectors attest that they’ve performed the inspections required by law. The agency had no reports at all for 12 of the state’s 117 permanent parks and water parks PublicSource analyzed."