Inspection Reports for Amusement Parks, Rides To Be Available

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013  |  Updated 8:28 AM EDT
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Inspection Reports for Amusement Parks, Rides To Be Available

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A state official is vowing to have a user-friendly database on inspections of Pennsylvania amusement parks and carnival rides online before next year's carnival season.

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Michael Pechart, executive deputy secretary of the state Agriculture Department, told state House members on Wednesday that by next spring, residents will be able to go online to check inspection reports for each of the more than 9,100 registered amusement rides and attractions across the state.
 
He repeatedly told the committee that Pennsylvania is a model when it comes to amusement ride safety with "less than five injuries per 1 million ride experiences."
 
Concerns about the ride inspection program were first raised by the Pittsburgh-based PublicSource, which examined inspection records for amusement parks across the state and found many cases of missing records.

 


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