TortsProf Blog

Editor: Christopher J. Robinette
Widener Univ. School of Law

A Member of the Law Professor Blogs Network

Monday, February 23, 2009

Tennessee Begins Amusement Ride Oversight

A few years ago, a woman died after falling from an amusement ride on which the owner had allegedly bypassed the safety devices.  Specifically, he had overridden the microswitches that prevented the ride from operating if the restraints were not locked in place; hers were not and she fell to her death.  You can see a collection of my posts on that case at MassTort.org here.

In reaction, the state imposed insurance requirements (which took effect previously) and required state inspection, which is now in effect.

--BC

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2009/02/tennessee-begin.html

Legislation, Reforms, & Political News | Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:

http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bfae553ef01127906031728a4

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Tennessee Begins Amusement Ride Oversight:

Comments

Post a comment