One popular activity in the summer months is going to local fairs and carnivals. While there are regular amusement parks in Massachusetts that have permanent attractions, there are also various fairs where the attractions are brought in on specially designed trucks that basically each deploy into a carnival ride.
While these can be a lot of fun, we tend to see more accidents at these types of fairs and carnivals than regular amusement parks. There a variety of reasons for this, including that the equipment is mobile. This means it is often less expensive and less well constructed and maintained than rides at a traditional amusement park. There are also a lot more issues with regulating the rides, as they may be from another state and not where the fair is being held. Continue reading