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Title 8 . Labor and Workforce Development
Chapter 78 . Boiler and Pressure Vessel Construction Code
Section 150. Accidents and injuries

8 AAC 78.150. Accidents and injuries

(a) The owner or operator of an amusement ride must have at least $1,000,000 liability insurance. Evidence of the insurance must be mailed to the department's mechanical inspection section at least 10 days before planned operation, and must be available at the location where the amusement ride is operated.

(b) In the absence of a medical facility in the immediate proximity of an amusement ride, a person who has a valid first aid card must be available to render first aid. At least two persons on site, other than the owner, must have immediate access to telephone numbers for a doctor, hospital, and ambulance service. The emergency numbers must be posted at the cashier's booth and at the office.

(c) The operator of an amusement ride shall immediately, by telephone, report to the department's mechanical inspection section any accident involving the amusement ride that results in a fatality or injury that requires a person to receive a doctor's care. If the section's office is closed, the local police or local office of the Department of Public Safety, division of state troopers, shall be notified. Within 48 hours, a written report of the accident shall be mailed to the department's mechanical inspection section. The scene of an accident must be secured and not disturbed to any greater extent than is necessary to prevent additional injuries and to remove the deceased or injured person. If, in order to secure the area, the amusement ride is removed from service, the department will conduct an immediate investigation. The ride may not be repaired or operated until the investigation is completed.

History: Eff. 11/30/89, Register 112

Authority: AS 05.20.070

Editor's note: The address for the mechanical inspection section is: Department of Labor and Workforce Development, mechanical inspection section, P.O. Box 107020, Anchorage, Alaska 99510; phone: (907) 264-2447.

As of Register 151 (October 1999), the regulations attorney made technical revisions under AS 44.62.125 (b)(6) to reflect the name change of the Department of Labor to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development made by ch. 58, SLA 1999 and the corresponding title change of the commissioner of labor.


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