Another lawsuit against a Challenge Course and “bumbling chiropractors”?Posted: December 24, 2009
A woman is suing Beaver Hollow Conference Center of Java New York and Chiropractic Leadership Alliance for injuries she received on a challenge course. The plaintiff is claiming she fell off the pamper pole and the belay had too much slack in it.
She claims the retreat put her in a frightening situation. Is that not what a challenge course is supposed to be? She claims the course did not have proper supervision and adequate safeguards. I thought a belay was a safeguard when you are climbing? The group did not place a trained instructor with each group, negligently conducted the activity in a situation with slip hazards, which resulted in her fall.
Come on, was this woman not paying any attention to the beginning of the program. Do you want to bet she was in the back either talking to a friend or on her cell phone. I seriously doubt any challenge or ropes course would not go through an introduction explaining the program. Her complaint reads the way a challenge course should. The participants are going to experience a frightening situation with inexperienced participants and facilitating certain hazards.
The article is Docs’ ‘Confidence-Building’ Ends in Fall. To read the complaint go to http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/11/03/PoleFall.pdf
I still have not figured out where the bumbling chiropractors fit?