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Over 20 serious accidents at amusement parks

Over 20 serious accidents at amusement parksOver 20 serious accidents at amusement parks.Photo: Gorm Kallestad / SCANPIX NB! Modellklarert


A total of 22 accidents at amusement parks last year led to injuries including powerful burns and head injuries, according to the security report from the Norwegian Railway Inspectorate.

Of the 223 events at theme parks last year, the Norwegian Railway Inspectorate described 22 as being  accidents of average severity or serious accidents,  VG writes.
The events have led to injuries including deeper cuts,  powerful burns, head injuries or in the worst case, permanent damage.

Climbing parks with so-called ziplines or cableways had the most accidents.
The responsibilities of Norwegian Railway Inspectorate include supervising  amusement parks, traveling fairs, karting, waterslides, height / climbing parks and ziplines.
The Safety report examines events where both employees and visitors are involved.

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today