Tag Archives: water park

Two-Year-Old Loses Toe on a Slide

 

By Doyice Cotten

In 2018, two-year-old girl lost her little toe while sliding down a sliding board into a splash pad at Buzzards Bay Park in Bourne, MA. At the time she went down the slide, there was a vertical crack about a foot long in the slide. The toe caught in the crack and was sliced off.  [A splash pad  is a recreation area, often in a public park, for water play that has little or no standing water.]

The girl,

Possible Over-Reaction to COVID-19 by County Recreation Department in Water Park Closure

The COVID-19 pandemic has made all of us aware of the danger of this disease and the need to take reasonable precautions. We all recognize that there is still risk. A recent letter to the editor of a local newspaper questioned the closing of the popular local water park for the entire summer. We all know the joy and benefits of wholesome recreation at such parks, and we all know that there is added risk due to COVID-19. In effective risk management,

Ph.D. Fails to Read Waiver for FlowRider . . . Risk Management Signage and Waiver Protect

By Doyice Cotten

In a recent case (Steinberg v. Sahara Sam’s Oasis, LLC, 2014), the plaintiff was injured when he attempted the FlowRider. He sued alleging negligence and gross negligence on the part of the provider.

One of the issues was that the provider did not meet 2008 standards, but that was not necessary since the company was given a three year certification to operate the ride prior to the issuance of 2008 standards.