In a quest to be the record holder for the world’s tallest waterslide, investigators say, Schlitterbahn Waterpark of Kansas City rushed to build a dangerous and structurally complicated ride, ignored glaring safety red flags and replaced mathematical calculations with “crude trial-and-error methods.”
"A Boy Was Decapitated on a Waterslide. The Park Knew the Ride Could Kill People, Officials Say." is from the March 24, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kristine Phillips and narrated by Sam Scholl.