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Sincerely Stefanie: Schlitterbahn Waterslide Death Demonstrates Slippery Slope to Safety

Thrill seekers flock to amusement parks every year looking for the fastest, tallest, craziest new attraction to satiate their hunger for overcoming danger. In the United States, this translates to a $55.4 billion industry. Schlitterbahn Water Park is home to Verruckt, the “World’s Tallest Waterslide,” an attraction reaching heights above Niagara Falls. Safety hazards or “glitches” supposedly worked out prior to the ride’s opening in 2014 did not prevent the August 7 death of a 10-year-old boy.

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Source: ehstoday.com

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