Child falls on auto belay at climbing wall

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An 8 year old girl was climbing at the Boar’s Head Sports Club of Charlottesville Virginia on an auto belay device when she fell 15′. She suffered a minor fracture to her foot after landing on the padding at the base of the wall. The contractors who installed the climbing wall is attempting to determine what failed.

What is always interesting in these cases is a competitor not understanding the industry and helping to start a lawsuit. In this case when contacted by the media, a competitor says sure auto ascenders fail. The industry is too small and there is not enough insurance for competitors to be making those dumb statements. See Insurance for Paddlesports Companies

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Women dies falling from climbing wall

A 19 year old woman died after falling from a climbing wall as reported by the Wichita Falls Times Record News in Woman dies after fall from tower. The climbing gym is inside a 100 year old elevator which allows participants to climb up to 100 feet. The climbing gym had expressed its sympathy over the incident. See Gym reps express sympathy

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Central Texas Recreation Center Climbing Wall Injury

KWTX.com of Waco Texas is reporting a 12 year old girl fell from a recreation center climbing wall in Temple Texas. She landed on padding and was taken to a local hospital. The recreation center inspected the equipment and found it to be in good working order. The girls injuries were not life threatening. See Central Texas Girl Falls From Indoor Climbing Wall

 

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