FEC Insurance Resource
Jurisdiction: West Virginia
Agency: Division of Labor, Safety Section
Online Laws and Regulations:
Includes inflatables (rentals as well). Excludes amusement devices of a permanent nature which are subject to building regulations issued by cities or counties and existing applicable safety orders.
Rides are inspected annually before first use. Since 2005, inspections have been performed by approved private inspectors. Inspectors must have current NAARSO Level I certification or the equivalent.
The state has authority to investigate accidents.
An owner or operator of an amusement ride or attraction must notify the Division not later than twenty-four hours after any fatality or accident occurring as a result of the operation of the amusement ride or amusement attraction that results in a serious physical injury to any person requiring medical treatment or results in a loss of consciousness to any person. “Serious injury” means an injury that results in death, loss of consciousness, or requires medical treatment by a physician or other medical professional for which a record is created.
April 9, 2017
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