TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Schlitterbahn is accusing the state Department of Labor of publishing “misleading and false information” about its Kansas water park by releasing an audit from a recent state inspection.
The state inspection last week found 11 alleged violations of amusement park regulations at the park in Kansas City, Kansas, where a 10-year-old boy died in 2016.
Spokeswoman Winter Prosapio said in an email that Schlitterbahn is addressing the bulk of the administrative and record-keeping issues raised in the department’s report ahead of the Kansas park’s scheduled seasonal opening Friday.
She also said Schlitterbahn will respond later this week with a letter “challenging the details” of the audit.
Prosapio also said the audit found no issues with rides’ functioning.
The boy who died in 2016 was decapitated on a now-closed giant waterslide.