Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety Requests Immediate Shutdown of Swing Devices


The Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety released a notification requesting the immediate shutdown of all swing devices in the State of Colorado.

Swing devices that have a current certificate of inspection and permit may continue to operate. The full text of the notice is below.

Operation of Swing Devices
Shutdown: Effective Immediately

In response to an incident involving a patron at Mid-Air Adventures, LLC, that occurred on June 20, 2019, the State of Colorado Amusement Rides and Devices Program is taking immediate action in the interest of public safety. 

A swing device operating on a pendulum and designed to provide an experience similar to a free-fall was involved in an incident resulting in reportable injuries on June 20, 2019.

According to our records, several devices of this nature are operating in the State of Colorado.

Registered devices with a current certificate of inspection and permit may continue to operate.

Any operators in the State of Colorado that have an unregistered swing device (sometimes known as a “Giant Swing,” “Swing By Choice,” “Pendulum Swing” or “King Swing”) must be shut down. This action is effective immediately and must continue until a permit is issued from the State of Colorado Amusement Rides and Devices Program. 

These unregistered devices may not operate to the public until:

  1. An approved inspector completes an inspection for the devices.
  2. The devices are registered with our program and a permit is issued.

Those with questions are advised to contact Scott Narreau, Program Manager, at 303-809-9354, or at [email protected], or Dave Knight, Program Inspector, at 303-514-3281.


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Sarah Borodaeff is the former research editor for Adventure Park Insider magazine and current freelance contributor. A professional ski bum and former zip guide, Sarah enjoys any excuse to talk about outdoor adventures.

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