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
Orlando FreeFall rider death: Safety expert explains rider limitations: The operations manual for Orlando FreeFall, the drop tower ride at ICON Park where a 14-year-old boy died last week after he seemingly fell out of the ride's restraints, indicates that the boy exceeded the ride's weight restrictions. Independent ride safety consultant and lecturer at the University of Florida Brian Avery explains.
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, 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
To read more about Brian's media contributions regarding the ICON Park Drop Tower ride accident involving Tyre Sampson, please visit https://flipboard.com/@BrianDAvery_UF
Cheddar News - Astroworld Tragedy
Expert Talks How Preventable Astroworld Tragedy Could Have Been After At Least 8 Dead After Crowd Surge
Brian D. Avery, managing member at Event Safety Services joins Cheddar News to discuss how preventable the recent crowd surge at Travis Scott's Astroworld was.
HOW ROLLERCOASTERS AFFECT YOUR BODY - TED ED BY BRIAN D. AVERY
In 1895, crowds flooded Coney Island to see America’s first-ever looping coaster: the Flip Flap Railway. But its thrilling flip caused cases of severe whiplash, neck injury, and even ejections. Today, coasters can pull off far more exciting tricks and do it safely.
Brian D. Avery investigates what roller coasters are doing to your body and how they’ve managed to get scarier and safer at the same time. [TED-Ed Animation by Stretch Films Inc].