Analysis Shows 284 Medical Issues At 7 OC Theme Parks

SANTA ANA (AP) — A newspaper analysis shows park-goers at seven Orange County theme parks reported 284 issues that required medical attention and were investigated by a state agency over a two-year period.

The Orange County Register’s analysis of state records found ten rides at county theme parks had 10 or more injuries or medical problems that prompted state investigations in 2009 and 2010.

The Register says about half of the 284 incidents involved medical problems to the head area or to the torso and the spine. No deaths were reported.

Records also showed the number of medical problems was small compared with the number of rides taken by visitors.

The investigations were conducted at Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, Knott’s Berry Farm, Knott’s Soak City, Adventure City, Wild Rivers Waterpark and Westfield MainPlace mall.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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