PHOENIX - An adventure park in Ahwatukee says it's looking into an accident in which a 7-year-old girl fell off a zip line.
The incident happened at Urban Air in Ahwatukee. The girl was taken to the hospital. Her condition was not available Friday.
We went to verify if there's anyone making sure these adventure parks are safe.
Arizona has a law called Ty's Law, which was passed in 2014. It's named after a man who died at a trampoline park after falling into a foam pit head-first. The pit was only 3 feet deep.
Ty's Law was supposed to help regulate trampoline parks, but the agency in charge of the enforcement says it's only an administrative inspection.
According to Arizona State Fire Marshal Josiah Brant the law only calls for the Department of Forestry and Fire Management to make sure a trampoline park has adequate insurance and an inspection from a qualified inspector.
Ty's Law does NOT require the state to do any inspections on its own, and Brant said the department doesn't get the funding to do inspections anyway.
"We do an administrative review," Brant said.
But, Ty's Law only applies to trampoline parks. And when it comes to businesses with trampolines in addition to other rides, the state can only do the "administrative inspection" of the trampoline.
There doesn't appear to be any state law requiring inspections of zip lines in Arizona.
Urban Air issued a statement about the accident:
On Tuesday, January 30th at 6:20 PM we responded to an incident on our Sky Rider attraction.
A female guest was transported to the hospital after falling from the ride. The attraction is currently closed and under thorough investigation. Our thoughts and prayers are with the guest and her family during this time. Safety is at the heart of everything we do and we will evaluate all policies and procedures as we move forward.