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Nausea, dizziness, fainting are most common theme park ailments
Nausea, dizziness, fainting are most common theme park ailments

Injuries and ailments from Southern California amusement park rides are rare. But when they do occur, the most common are fainting, nausea and dizziness. People are more likely to get sick or hurt on older attractions than on newer rides. And about 1 in 8 accident reports, as they are called, concern riders who were hurt while getting on or off an attraction. Those are some of the findings of a Times analysis of six years' worth of injury data from theme parks across Southern California. In all, The Times looked at 2,089 injury reports filed in 2007 through 2012 with the state Department of Industrial Relations, which oversees the safety of theme park rides. The largest category...

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