Kazakhstan’s Deputy Wants the Government to Tighten Control over Amusement Facilities

Due to another deadly incident

Artur Platonov, a member of the Mazhilis, the lower chamber of Kazakhstan’s parliament, has asked Deputy Prime Minister Roman Sklyar to tighten control over recreational facilities and put personal responsibility for safety on those who run such businesses.

In Kazakhstan, all attractions are allowed to work after inspection by the local authorities (akimats). However, this control doesn’t work properly: in many cases of incidents, attraction owners had broken all the rules.

«There is no proper control over attractions; no one monitors how these attractions have been inspected. Often, a person who is responsible for the safety of equipment is an employee of that company; it means they do monitor their business on their own. This is profanation,» said Platonov.

The deputy also asked the government to bring to justice any official who is responsible for the area of entertainment if something happens.

On October 10, a 32-year-old woman died in Karaganda while being on a rope jumping attraction. She jumped from an eight-story building and hit the ground. The incident was filmed on camera and it can be observed that the rope was attached improperly.

In another case in Karaganda, a 12-year-old boy died after falling from a bouncy castle in the local park. The attraction wasn’t attached to the ground properly and the wind turned it over.

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