Riders were stranded in 100 degrees Fahrenheit heat when the ride malfunctioned due to technical problems.
Drop Zone Stunt Tower, Paramount’s Great America, Santa Clara, California, USA
A 12-year-old boy fell out of this 224 foot (68m) tower ride. The exact cause of boy’s fall and subsequent death is unknown.
Tornado, Lake Compounce, Connecticut, USA
A 16-year-old employee got caught from the waist down underneath a train and died in hospital from his injuries.
Thunder Bolt, Kennywood, Pennsylvania, USA
Thirty-five people were injured when two trains collided on the classic wooden coaster.
Super Himalaya, Coney Island, New York, USA
A 17-year-old woman was killed and 8 others were injured when a train left the track, flipped and fell 15 feet (4.5m).
Superman: Ride of Steel, Six Flags Darien Lake, New York, USA
A man suffered slight injuries when he was ejected mid ride.
Thunder Road, Carowinds, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Seven people were injured after two trains collided following a brake failure.
Roaring Rapids, Six Flags Over Texas, Texas, USA
One woman drowned and 10 others were injured when a boat capsized trapping passengers underneath.