Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Shoot the chute

Description

Similar to a log flume, but with steeper drop and larger boats. The chutes ride consists of a boat that slides down a long chute and splashes into a lake or large pool. Observers can get wet as the boat splashown sends up a water plume.
Includes the following tradenames and generic devices:

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 1.8% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:145
Records that include age of victim:105(72%)
Records where accident type could be determined:127(88%)
Records with identifiable tradename:0(0%)
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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.