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Resource ID: #12338
Subject: Amusement Parks
Source: Asbury Park Press (Neptune, N.J.)
Date: Aug. 27, 28, 29, 1995



A three-day, computer assisted series which examined ride injuries at New Jersey amusement parks and traveling carnivals. The investigation found that there were 1,000 injuries over four years, including broken necks, broken limbs, concussions, and serious cuts. Some ride owners, especially carnivals, flout state law and don't bother reporting. The state has slashed the number of inspectors nearly in half. Inspectors fail to determine how accidents happended, and sometimes fail to contact victims to get their side. Parks are rarely fined; when the are fined, the amount is minimal, even when riders are killed or severely injured.

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