FEC Insurance Resource
Jurisdiction: New York
Agency: Dept. of Labor – Excludes NY City
Online Laws and Regulations:
Includes slides and waterslides with a total vertical drop >= 20ft, funhouses, and go-karts. Excludes inflatables, rides in cities with less than 1 million people.
Rides/devices must be inspected annually by a qualified inspector. NY state licenced PEs & architects, and insurance inspectors are deemed qualified to perform the annual inspection, but the inspector cannot be the owner, lessee, employee or controlling principal.
Following a reportable accident, the ride must be immediately shut down and the scene preserved. A safety coordinator designated by the ride owner/operator may order the ride re-opened if his/she determines that the injury was not caused by a mechanical or structural defect. If the accident was caused by a mechanical or structural defect, the ride must remain shut down until repairs are completed and approved by a licensed architect, PE, 3rd party inspector, or regulatory official.
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.
Rides operated in New York City are exempt from state law and regulated by the NYC Department of Buildings.
April 9, 2017
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