How Safe Are Water Slides?

With the recent death of a 10-year old boy at a Kansas amusement park USA Today has a look, Water slide death casts shadow on summer tradition, at the safety levels of water slides and amusement parks?

In New Jersey, water parks are the biggest source of injuries for amusement park-related incidents, reported.

From 2009 to 2014, 122 of the 552 amusement park accidents happened on a water slide and 40% of all accidents occurred in some water-related attraction, reported, citing state Division of Community Affairs statistics. Water rides only account for 11% of all rides allowed to operated in the state.