For most of us, a trip to a theme park is a great day out, but for some who work at amusement parks it is simply an everyday place of work where work accidents can occur.
Although being rare in occurrence, theme park fires are a particularly frightening cause of accidents at work. Knowing what type of fires may occur and how to respond to them can help workers avoid anxiety about these unusual theme park accidents.
Despite being rare there are several different ways that a fire could be sparked on an amusement park ride, including:
- Friction sparks: High speed rides that move quickly with repetitive motions will, by their very nature, generate a lot of heat through friction caused by the moving parts. But when this heat comes into contact with flammable materials it can cause friction fires.
- Arson: When a fire is deliberately started
- Electrical malfunction: Every ride has extensive electrical components, and a malfunction can create sparks that may ignite a fire if they come in contact with oil or other flammable materials.
- Lightning strike: The heat and energy of a lightning bolt could potentially ignite a fire especially when fuel and electrical equipment is present.
Greater safety measures
Today, theme parks employ many safety procedures in order to combat potential fires and, thanks to modern rides being built with better fire safety considerations, ride fires are much less common than they once were. Ergo, workplace accidents for employees are far less frequent.
That considered, this doesn’t mean that theme park accidents are entirely a thing of the past, so if you have been injured due to a fire at a theme park you may be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
How to make a claim
If you feel that you are entitled to make a personal injury claim after an accident at work, then you will need some expert advice to help decide if you can take your claim further.
Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience in dealing with personal injury compensation claims. Our friendly advisors will discuss your claim over the phone.
When you call, our conversation with you is completely confidential and you have no obligation to proceed with your claim following your free initial consultation. Thanks to our 100 per cent no-win no-fee* policy, you are at no financial risk, if you do decide to go ahead and pursue your claim for personal injury compensation.
Give us a call at your convenience. Our Freephone number, 0800 689 0500, operates 24 hours, seven days a week.
Date Published: January 2, 2016
Author: David Brown