In this webinar video, experts from our Amusement practice provide an overview of 4 types of amusement equipment that are frequently the subject of investigation. These specialized experts discuss the common failure modes, relevant safety standards, and insight on evaluating the technical aspects of these cases.
Wind is a recognized hazard for bounce houses and other inflatable amusement devices, and must be considered in the installation, operation, and supervision of these attractions. Failure to properly account for the forces of wind on these devices can result in dangerous conditions affecting ride users, attendants, and passersby. In this article, inflatable amusement expert Lance Miller discusses the standard of care for commercial inflatable amusements.
In 2018, there were over 800 trampoline parks in the United States, up from just a handful a decade earlier. The incidence of injuries at these facilities has grown even more rapidly than the facilities themselves, which has presented a challenge for oversight agencies, with fewer than a dozen states having their own regulations specific to trampoline parks. This document discusses the surge of injuries being reported from trampoline park patrons and the current standard of care for trampoline park (TP) operators and attendants which, when followed, can reduce the risk of patron injury.