Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Flume ride

These rides consist of a water flume and artificial hollow logs or boats. Passengers sit in the watercraft, which are propelled along the flume by the flow of water. The ride usually culminates with a rapid descent and splashdown into a body of water, and often more than one (normally the largest drop being just before the end).

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 6.1% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:712
Records that include age of victim:596(84%)
Records where accident type could be determined:681(96%)
Records with identifiable tradename:56(8%)
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Includes the following tradenames and generic devices:

Source: Public records requested from state and federal regulatory agencies.
Regulated industry sectors, devices covered, and criteria for reporting accidents are different in every jurisdiction.
See the Industry-Regulatory Reports section for more information.