Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Flume ride

Description

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).
Includes the following tradenames and generic devices:

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 6.8% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:533
Records that include age of victim:419(79%)
Records where accident type could be determined:509(95%)
Records with identifiable tradename:31(6%)
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Source: Public records provided by U.S. regulatory agencies under widely varying laws. Regulated industry sectors & devices and criteria for reporting accidents are different in every jurisdiction. 83% of the records were provided by three states (NJ, CA, and TX). 88% of the reports fall within the years 1999-2007. See the Data Sources page for more information.