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Lack of federal oversight of theme park rides

Florida Today and WKMG-Orlando used data from a 3-axis accelerometer and data collection device to test the effects of Central Florida's G-forces on theme park rides. They also examined figures on estimates of injuries and deaths involving fixed-site rides and found that state and U.S. agencies only inspect and regulate mobile amusement rides, the kind that travel to county fairs and church festivals. "But, apart from dictating construction and safety standards, they do not directly monitor fixed-site rides in Florida, such as those at major theme parks. " The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that from 1997 through 2004 there were 22,000 injuries and 24 fatalities. The report also examined a 2002 study by the British government that found incidents occurred when G-force levels were within established limits of human tolerability.
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