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Safety Risks for Amusement Park Workers


Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers advocate for the rights of amusement park workers.More than 270 million people visit amusement parks each year. While amusement and theme parks are popular places to have fun, workers face serious risks of injury while on the job. The following are hazardous situations that amusement park employees may encounter:

  • Operating equipment prone to mechanical failure
  • Identifying when park visitors tamper with safety features
  • Entering rides while they are not locked/tagged out

Companies that own amusement park rides can help ensure worker safety by providing the following:

  • Warning signs that indicate ride hazards and safety rules for using the ride
  • Clearly marked safe areas where operators can stand when a ride is operating
  • Regularly scheduled maintenance of equipment
  • Regular safety inspections
  • Adequate training for workers

Safety standards for amusement park rides differ according to whether the ride is mobile, such as those at traveling carnivals or state fairs, or at a fixed site; rides at theme parks, such as Six Flags. Amusement park employees should adhere to all recommended safety practices and notify supervisors of any violations or potential hazards. The vigilance of amusement park workers can help ensure the safety of park visitors as well.

If an accident occurs and you are seriously injured on the job, contact the Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Gross & Kenny, LLP. We advocate for the rights of workers to ensure they obtain the maximum benefits allowed under Workers’ Compensation laws. Contact us online or call us at 267-589-0090 for a free consultation. We serve clients throughout Pennsylvania from our office in Philadelphia.