§ 23-34.1-11. Reporting of serious injuries or deaths occurring in connection with operation of rides or attractions.
When any serious injury or any death occurs in connection with the operation of any amusement ride or attraction, the owner of the ride or attraction shall immediately report the serious injury or death to the commissioner or his or her designee. Within twenty-four (24) hours after receipt of any report, the commissioner or his or her designee shall cause an investigation of the occurrence and an inspection of the ride or attraction to determine the cause of the serious injury or death. The commissioner or his or her designee may enter into any place or upon any premises so licensed in furtherance of that investigation and inspection. Unless otherwise authorized by the director, no amusement ride or attraction subject to the provisions of this chapter may be operated or altered nor shall it be removed from the location where the serious injury or death occurred until after completion of the inspection. If the commissioner requires that the ride or attraction remain at the site, he or she shall given written notice to that further investigation is required to the owner of the ride or attraction. Notice shall also be provided to the owner of the site. In the event of death, the state shall secure the accident site and provide continuous security of the site until the commissioner, or his or her designee concludes its investigation.
(P.L. 1997, ch. 79, § 2; P.L. 2002, ch. 317, § 1.)