Safety information by accident type

Patron flipped off inner tube or mat


Water slide injury caused by patron falling out of the inner tube, raft, or mat used to transport the rider down the slide.

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This category accounts for 4.5% of all accident reports, and 8.1% of accidents during during ride part of cycle.

Record count:668
Records that include age of victim:597(89%)
Records where device type could be determined:667(100%)
Records with identifiable tradename:23(3%)
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Most Commonly Reported Devices

Accidents vs. Patron's Age

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.