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Expert, Brian D. Avery, talks safety...

On Amusement Rides, Attractions, and Events.

Ride safety consultant and lecturer at the University of Florida Brian Avery discussed the tragic events surrounding the ICON Park Drop Tower amusement ride accident in Orlando, FL.

Drop Tower Amusement Ride Accident

The tragic death of a teen boy at ICON Park shed light on amusement ride safety and the application of industry standards. For amusement ride experts, it's about ensuring everyone experiences amusement rides safely. Here's a look at Brian's insights and call to action based on the ICON Park Drop Tower ride accident and other amusement ride incidents.

Fox 35 - Good Day Orlando

Orlando, FL - March 29

WFTV Channel 9

Orlando, FL - March 25

Brian Avery, a 25-year ride-safety expert based in Gainesville, FL, told Channel 9, ‘I have serious concerns’ about harness in teen’s death on Orlando FreeFall

Orlando Sentinel 

Orlando, FL - March 25

Brian Avery, an independent ride safety consultant and lecturer at the University of Florida, said it is difficult to tell what led to the accident from the publicly available information. 14-year-old boy killed in fall from ICON Park’s Orlando Free Fall ride, deputies say

Icon Park Drop Tower

Flipboard Magazine 

To read more about Brian's media contributions regarding the ICON Park Drop Tower ride accident involving Tyre Sampson, please visit

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