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Amusement Device Detials

The New York State Department of Labor inspects all amusement devices on or before the scheduled start date of an event. Only those devices deemed safe are allowed to operate. Detailed inspection results for each individual device will be posted within two weeks of the event start date.

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Details for device: Gravitron

Violation Summary

Violations Issued This Season: 46 Violations Complied at Time of Inspection: 16
Gravitron Violations
Date Cited Description Violation
8/24/2017 R-key underside bolt securing sections of deck as flagged45-1.6(b)
45-1.6(b)Assembly work shall be performed in a proper and workmanlike manner. Parts shall be properly aligned, and shall not be bent, distorted, cut or otherwise injured to force a fit. Parts requiring lubrication shall be lubricated in course of assembly. Fastening and locking devices, such as bolts, cap screws, cotter pins, lock washers, etc. shall be installed where required. Nuts shall be drawn tight, cotter pins shall be spread and lock nuts firmly set.
8/24/2017 Pin the railing as flagged45-1.6(b)
45-1.6(b)Assembly work shall be performed in a proper and workmanlike manner. Parts shall be properly aligned, and shall not be bent, distorted, cut or otherwise injured to force a fit. Parts requiring lubrication shall be lubricated in course of assembly. Fastening and locking devices, such as bolts, cap screws, cotter pins, lock washers, etc. shall be installed where required. Nuts shall be drawn tight, cotter pins shall be spread and lock nuts firmly set.
8/24/2017 Replace r-key securing bolt for attaching sections of deck with appropriate size.45-1.6(b)
45-1.6(b)Assembly work shall be performed in a proper and workmanlike manner. Parts shall be properly aligned, and shall not be bent, distorted, cut or otherwise injured to force a fit. Parts requiring lubrication shall be lubricated in course of assembly. Fastening and locking devices, such as bolts, cap screws, cotter pins, lock washers, etc. shall be installed where required. Nuts shall be drawn tight, cotter pins shall be spread and lock nuts firmly set.
7/21/2017 R-key pin for stabilizing rod between platform supporting I-beams.45-1.6(b)
45-1.6(b)Assembly work shall be performed in a proper and workmanlike manner. Parts shall be properly aligned, and shall not be bent, distorted, cut or otherwise injured to force a fit. Parts requiring lubrication shall be lubricated in course of assembly. Fastening and locking devices, such as bolts, cap screws, cotter pins, lock washers, etc. shall be installed where required. Nuts shall be drawn tight, cotter pins shall be spread and lock nuts firmly set.
7/21/2017 Secure operator's seat45-1.6(b)
45-1.6(b)Assembly work shall be performed in a proper and workmanlike manner. Parts shall be properly aligned, and shall not be bent, distorted, cut or otherwise injured to force a fit. Parts requiring lubrication shall be lubricated in course of assembly. Fastening and locking devices, such as bolts, cap screws, cotter pins, lock washers, etc. shall be installed where required. Nuts shall be drawn tight, cotter pins shall be spread and lock nuts firmly set.
8/11/2017 Properly install top rim wire into groove ALL the way around the ride. DO NOT OPERATE UNTIL COMPLIED. Complied at visit45-1.6(b)
45-1.6(b)Assembly work shall be performed in a proper and workmanlike manner. Parts shall be properly aligned, and shall not be bent, distorted, cut or otherwise injured to force a fit. Parts requiring lubrication shall be lubricated in course of assembly. Fastening and locking devices, such as bolts, cap screws, cotter pins, lock washers, etc. shall be installed where required. Nuts shall be drawn tight, cotter pins shall be spread and lock nuts firmly set.
7/21/2017 Ensure the trap door switch is working - it was stuck.45-1.6(c)
45-1.6(c)Parts which are excessively worn or which have been materially damaged shall not be used. Close visual inspection of parts shall be made during assembly to discover such wear or damage and immediate inspection of fastening devices shall be made after assembly to assure that they have been properly installed.
7/21/2017 Rivit loose parts of scenery to the right of the ride.45-1.6(c)
45-1.6(c)Parts which are excessively worn or which have been materially damaged shall not be used. Close visual inspection of parts shall be made during assembly to discover such wear or damage and immediate inspection of fastening devices shall be made after assembly to assure that they have been properly installed.
7/21/2017 Repair fiberglass where wall meets plate around drive rim.45-1.6(c)
45-1.6(c)Parts which are excessively worn or which have been materially damaged shall not be used. Close visual inspection of parts shall be made during assembly to discover such wear or damage and immediate inspection of fastening devices shall be made after assembly to assure that they have been properly installed.
7/14/2017 Repair the crack in on the motor mount. Marked with pink tape.45-1.6(c)
45-1.6(c)Parts which are excessively worn or which have been materially damaged shall not be used. Close visual inspection of parts shall be made during assembly to discover such wear or damage and immediate inspection of fastening devices shall be made after assembly to assure that they have been properly installed.
8/17/2017 Missing bolt and nut in frame to backboard attachment behind seat #2.45-1.6(c)
45-1.6(c)Parts which are excessively worn or which have been materially damaged shall not be used. Close visual inspection of parts shall be made during assembly to discover such wear or damage and immediate inspection of fastening devices shall be made after assembly to assure that they have been properly installed.
8/17/2017 Missing bolt and nut in frame to backboard attachment behind seat #2945-1.6(c)
45-1.6(c)Parts which are excessively worn or which have been materially damaged shall not be used. Close visual inspection of parts shall be made during assembly to discover such wear or damage and immediate inspection of fastening devices shall be made after assembly to assure that they have been properly installed.
8/17/2017 Repair the backside of seat #23, frame is out of alignment and bottom portion of seat is pulling away from frame.45-1.6(c)
45-1.6(c)Parts which are excessively worn or which have been materially damaged shall not be used. Close visual inspection of parts shall be made during assembly to discover such wear or damage and immediate inspection of fastening devices shall be made after assembly to assure that they have been properly installed.
8/17/2017 Missing (2) of the track wheels that hold seat # 38 to the frame. DO NOT LOAD THIS SEAT UNTIL COMPLIED.45-1.6(c)
45-1.6(c)Parts which are excessively worn or which have been materially damaged shall not be used. Close visual inspection of parts shall be made during assembly to discover such wear or damage and immediate inspection of fastening devices shall be made after assembly to assure that they have been properly installed.
8/17/2017 Missing wedge in outside rim to hold down top wire above seat #3. Complied at visit45-1.6(c)
45-1.6(c)Parts which are excessively worn or which have been materially damaged shall not be used. Close visual inspection of parts shall be made during assembly to discover such wear or damage and immediate inspection of fastening devices shall be made after assembly to assure that they have been properly installed.
8/24/2017 Repair the rotten section of steel frame where meeting the drive rim, 2 panels to the left of the entrance. Make repairs as per procedure spelled out by manufacturer. Do not operate until complied.45-1.6(c)
45-1.6(c)Parts which are excessively worn or which have been materially damaged shall not be used. Close visual inspection of parts shall be made during assembly to discover such wear or damage and immediate inspection of fastening devices shall be made after assembly to assure that they have been properly installed.
8/24/2017 Repair floor mount hole for the railing as flagged.45-1.6(c)
45-1.6(c)Parts which are excessively worn or which have been materially damaged shall not be used. Close visual inspection of parts shall be made during assembly to discover such wear or damage and immediate inspection of fastening devices shall be made after assembly to assure that they have been properly installed.
8/24/2017 Ensure the trap door kill switch is operational. Do not operate the ride until complied.45-1.6(c)
45-1.6(c)Parts which are excessively worn or which have been materially damaged shall not be used. Close visual inspection of parts shall be made during assembly to discover such wear or damage and immediate inspection of fastening devices shall be made after assembly to assure that they have been properly installed.
8/24/2017 Do not load pad #2 until 2nd missing seatbolt on upper bracket is tightened.45-1.6(c)
45-1.6(c)Parts which are excessively worn or which have been materially damaged shall not be used. Close visual inspection of parts shall be made during assembly to discover such wear or damage and immediate inspection of fastening devices shall be made after assembly to assure that they have been properly installed.
8/24/2017 The wire rope has deformed at the loop and will require replacement prior to next setup.45-1.6(c)
45-1.6(c)Parts which are excessively worn or which have been materially damaged shall not be used. Close visual inspection of parts shall be made during assembly to discover such wear or damage and immediate inspection of fastening devices shall be made after assembly to assure that they have been properly installed.
8/24/2017 Do not load seat 38 until the cracked wood backboard is replaced.45-1.6(c)
45-1.6(c)Parts which are excessively worn or which have been materially damaged shall not be used. Close visual inspection of parts shall be made during assembly to discover such wear or damage and immediate inspection of fastening devices shall be made after assembly to assure that they have been properly installed.
8/24/2017 Do not load pad 6 until break in steel frame for upper part of kickplate is repaired, as flagged.45-1.6(c)
45-1.6(c)Parts which are excessively worn or which have been materially damaged shall not be used. Close visual inspection of parts shall be made during assembly to discover such wear or damage and immediate inspection of fastening devices shall be made after assembly to assure that they have been properly installed.
8/24/2017 Fully secure bottom footrest of pad 22 before operating.45-1.6(c)
45-1.6(c)Parts which are excessively worn or which have been materially damaged shall not be used. Close visual inspection of parts shall be made during assembly to discover such wear or damage and immediate inspection of fastening devices shall be made after assembly to assure that they have been properly installed.
8/24/2017 Replace broken plastic headpad on #24.45-1.6(c)
45-1.6(c)Parts which are excessively worn or which have been materially damaged shall not be used. Close visual inspection of parts shall be made during assembly to discover such wear or damage and immediate inspection of fastening devices shall be made after assembly to assure that they have been properly installed.
8/24/2017 Replace sprung r-key behind pad #3045-1.6(c)
45-1.6(c)Parts which are excessively worn or which have been materially damaged shall not be used. Close visual inspection of parts shall be made during assembly to discover such wear or damage and immediate inspection of fastening devices shall be made after assembly to assure that they have been properly installed.
8/24/2017 Secure headpad on #3045-1.6(c)
45-1.6(c)Parts which are excessively worn or which have been materially damaged shall not be used. Close visual inspection of parts shall be made during assembly to discover such wear or damage and immediate inspection of fastening devices shall be made after assembly to assure that they have been properly installed.
8/24/2017 Redo all cribbing to provide for stability45-2.10(c)
45-2.10(c)Before being used by the public, amusement devices and temporary structures shall be so placed or secured with blocking, cribbing, outriggers, guys or other means as to be stable under all operating conditions.
7/21/2017 Move the EXIT gate away from the steep hole.45-2.13(a)(2)
45-2.13(a)(2)Safe and adequate means to access to and egress from amusement devices and temporary structures shall be provided. Such means of access and egress shall have secure treading and supporting surface free from debris, obstruction, projections and slipping, tripping and other hazards;
7/21/2017 Adjust protection fence45-2.16
45-2.16An amusement device shall not be used or operated while any person is so located as to be endangered by it. Areas in which persons may be so endangered shall be fenced, barricaded or otherwise guarded against public intrusion.
8/11/2017 Install missing bolt that attaches backboard to frame on the backside of seat # 5.45-2.20
45-2.20The interior and exterior parts of all passenger-carrying amusement devices with which a passenger may come in contact shall be smooth and rounded, free from sharp, rough or splintered edges and corners, with no protruding studs, bolts, screws or other projections which might cause injury. Interior parts upon or against which a passenger may be forcibly thrown by the action of the amusement device shall be adequately padded. Devices which are self-powered and which are operated by a passenger shall have the driving mechanism so guarded and the guards so locked in place as to prevent passengers from gaining access to the mechanism. Such belts, bars, foot rests and other equipment as may be necessary for safe entrance and exit and for support while the device is in operation shall be provided. Such equipment and fastenings thereof shall be of sufficient strength to retain the passengers. The fastenings shall be of a type which cannot be inadvertently released
8/11/2017 Install missing bolt that attaches backboard to frame on the backside of seat # 29.45-2.20
45-2.20The interior and exterior parts of all passenger-carrying amusement devices with which a passenger may come in contact shall be smooth and rounded, free from sharp, rough or splintered edges and corners, with no protruding studs, bolts, screws or other projections which might cause injury. Interior parts upon or against which a passenger may be forcibly thrown by the action of the amusement device shall be adequately padded. Devices which are self-powered and which are operated by a passenger shall have the driving mechanism so guarded and the guards so locked in place as to prevent passengers from gaining access to the mechanism. Such belts, bars, foot rests and other equipment as may be necessary for safe entrance and exit and for support while the device is in operation shall be provided. Such equipment and fastenings thereof shall be of sufficient strength to retain the passengers. The fastenings shall be of a type which cannot be inadvertently released
8/11/2017 Install missing bolt that attaches backboard to frame on the backside of seat # 41.45-2.20
45-2.20The interior and exterior parts of all passenger-carrying amusement devices with which a passenger may come in contact shall be smooth and rounded, free from sharp, rough or splintered edges and corners, with no protruding studs, bolts, screws or other projections which might cause injury. Interior parts upon or against which a passenger may be forcibly thrown by the action of the amusement device shall be adequately padded. Devices which are self-powered and which are operated by a passenger shall have the driving mechanism so guarded and the guards so locked in place as to prevent passengers from gaining access to the mechanism. Such belts, bars, foot rests and other equipment as may be necessary for safe entrance and exit and for support while the device is in operation shall be provided. Such equipment and fastenings thereof shall be of sufficient strength to retain the passengers. The fastenings shall be of a type which cannot be inadvertently released
8/11/2017 Reattach metal plate on the backside of seat #26 on the lower half portion of the back frame.45-2.20
45-2.20The interior and exterior parts of all passenger-carrying amusement devices with which a passenger may come in contact shall be smooth and rounded, free from sharp, rough or splintered edges and corners, with no protruding studs, bolts, screws or other projections which might cause injury. Interior parts upon or against which a passenger may be forcibly thrown by the action of the amusement device shall be adequately padded. Devices which are self-powered and which are operated by a passenger shall have the driving mechanism so guarded and the guards so locked in place as to prevent passengers from gaining access to the mechanism. Such belts, bars, foot rests and other equipment as may be necessary for safe entrance and exit and for support while the device is in operation shall be provided. Such equipment and fastenings thereof shall be of sufficient strength to retain the passengers. The fastenings shall be of a type which cannot be inadvertently released
8/11/2017 Install missing R-key to floor pin wedge at the bottom of #42. Complied at visit45-2.20
45-2.20The interior and exterior parts of all passenger-carrying amusement devices with which a passenger may come in contact shall be smooth and rounded, free from sharp, rough or splintered edges and corners, with no protruding studs, bolts, screws or other projections which might cause injury. Interior parts upon or against which a passenger may be forcibly thrown by the action of the amusement device shall be adequately padded. Devices which are self-powered and which are operated by a passenger shall have the driving mechanism so guarded and the guards so locked in place as to prevent passengers from gaining access to the mechanism. Such belts, bars, foot rests and other equipment as may be necessary for safe entrance and exit and for support while the device is in operation shall be provided. Such equipment and fastenings thereof shall be of sufficient strength to retain the passengers. The fastenings shall be of a type which cannot be inadvertently released
7/21/2017 Remove bulb from flourescent lighting fixture as there is no protective lens.45-2.21(a)
45-2.21(a)General requirement. All electrical wiring, equipment and apparatus used for amusement devices or for lighting shall be installed, operated and maintained in compliance with this Part (rule), Industrial Code Rule 57 High Voltage Proximity, and the National Fire Protection, National Electrical Code, NFPA 70-1999 (NEC-1999).
8/17/2017 Install proper gauge wire for ground (green) wire at generator cam connection point. All wiring for this ride have a larger gauge wire than the ground.45-2.21(a)
45-2.21(a)General requirement. All electrical wiring, equipment and apparatus used for amusement devices or for lighting shall be installed, operated and maintained in compliance with this Part (rule), Industrial Code Rule 57 High Voltage Proximity, and the National Fire Protection, National Electrical Code, NFPA 70-1999 (NEC-1999).
8/11/2017 Install missing cover plate on the junction box behind seat #31.45-2.21(a)
45-2.21(a)General requirement. All electrical wiring, equipment and apparatus used for amusement devices or for lighting shall be installed, operated and maintained in compliance with this Part (rule), Industrial Code Rule 57 High Voltage Proximity, and the National Fire Protection, National Electrical Code, NFPA 70-1999 (NEC-1999).
8/11/2017 Install missing breaker box panel cover at back of ride in one of 3 panel boxes as shown to owner.45-2.21(a)
45-2.21(a)General requirement. All electrical wiring, equipment and apparatus used for amusement devices or for lighting shall be installed, operated and maintained in compliance with this Part (rule), Industrial Code Rule 57 High Voltage Proximity, and the National Fire Protection, National Electrical Code, NFPA 70-1999 (NEC-1999).
8/11/2017 Install missing junction box cover at back of ride nearest top of scaffolding used to put cover on at back section of ride as shown to owner.45-2.21(a)
45-2.21(a)General requirement. All electrical wiring, equipment and apparatus used for amusement devices or for lighting shall be installed, operated and maintained in compliance with this Part (rule), Industrial Code Rule 57 High Voltage Proximity, and the National Fire Protection, National Electrical Code, NFPA 70-1999 (NEC-1999).
8/11/2017 Properly sheath the exposed ground and neutral wiring on main power cord as shown to owner. Can't see how far sheathing is missing. Repair before next set up45-2.21(a)
45-2.21(a)General requirement. All electrical wiring, equipment and apparatus used for amusement devices or for lighting shall be installed, operated and maintained in compliance with this Part (rule), Industrial Code Rule 57 High Voltage Proximity, and the National Fire Protection, National Electrical Code, NFPA 70-1999 (NEC-1999).
7/21/2017 Install white camlock insulation cover over lead line at the generator.45-2.21(a)
45-2.21(a)General requirement. All electrical wiring, equipment and apparatus used for amusement devices or for lighting shall be installed, operated and maintained in compliance with this Part (rule), Industrial Code Rule 57 High Voltage Proximity, and the National Fire Protection, National Electrical Code, NFPA 70-1999 (NEC-1999).
8/24/2017 Cover the cut in the insulation for the Red Cam at the main power input. Do not operate until compled.45-2.21(a)
45-2.21(a)General requirement. All electrical wiring, equipment and apparatus used for amusement devices or for lighting shall be installed, operated and maintained in compliance with this Part (rule), Industrial Code Rule 57 High Voltage Proximity, and the National Fire Protection, National Electrical Code, NFPA 70-1999 (NEC-1999).
8/17/2017 Properly wire white line at generator end nearest cam lock. Electrical tape is covering suspect wire connections. Properly strip back and rewire. Also, cam lock is not properly on connection.45-2.21(a)
45-2.21(a)General requirement. All electrical wiring, equipment and apparatus used for amusement devices or for lighting shall be installed, operated and maintained in compliance with this Part (rule), Industrial Code Rule 57 High Voltage Proximity, and the National Fire Protection, National Electrical Code, NFPA 70-1999 (NEC-1999).
8/17/2017 Proplerly color code the cam lock at the generator end for the BLUE wire.45-2.21(a)
45-2.21(a)General requirement. All electrical wiring, equipment and apparatus used for amusement devices or for lighting shall be installed, operated and maintained in compliance with this Part (rule), Industrial Code Rule 57 High Voltage Proximity, and the National Fire Protection, National Electrical Code, NFPA 70-1999 (NEC-1999).
8/24/2017 Replace broken ""Danger - High Voltage"" sign on breaker box behind ride.45-2.21(a)
45-2.21(a)General requirement. All electrical wiring, equipment and apparatus used for amusement devices or for lighting shall be installed, operated and maintained in compliance with this Part (rule), Industrial Code Rule 57 High Voltage Proximity, and the National Fire Protection, National Electrical Code, NFPA 70-1999 (NEC-1999).
8/24/2017 Install breaker slugs for breakers at operator's station.45-2.21(a)
45-2.21(a)General requirement. All electrical wiring, equipment and apparatus used for amusement devices or for lighting shall be installed, operated and maintained in compliance with this Part (rule), Industrial Code Rule 57 High Voltage Proximity, and the National Fire Protection, National Electrical Code, NFPA 70-1999 (NEC-1999).

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