Parks are (almost) open, temperatures are rising, and school is about to be out.
It may not surprise you to read that The National Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates more than 270 million people will probably visit an amusement park before year’s end, but what you probably don’t realize is that about 7,000 of those visitors will end up in an emergency room because of it.
USA Today reported on a number of high-profile incidents that occurred in recent years. An 18-year-old in Columbus dying mid-summer 2017 from injuries a week after an entire seat was catapulted from the pendulum of a roller coaster. A boy of 10 dying from a neck injury after his Schlitterbaun raft went airborne from [...]