November 26, 2012
With zip lines becoming a more popular form of entertainment in the Connecticut area, many citizens are becoming concerned over the safety of these courses. An article from NBC Connecticut discussed these dangers and what is being done to prevent them.
While experts are unsure of an exact number of accidents or injuries associated with zip lines, owners and managers of companies running courses in Connecticut have stated they have each incurred a few accidents, with most of these incidents involving Connecticut Slip and Fall accidents or zip liners colliding with objects.
Companies must adhere to standards set by the Association for Challenge Course Technology when building courses; however, states must oversee the way the facilities are run post-construction.
An NBC investigative report found major differences in the equipment used and safety policies at four facilities in Connecticut. Experts say the best way for anyone considering participation in a zip line to ensure their own safety and that of others in the group is to ask to see copies of safety inspection reports for the facility.
The Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers with Carter Mario Injury Lawyers believe zip line operators have an obligation to protect the safety of those using a facility and to also warn of dangers activities at the facility can pose. Failure to do so could be considered negligence in the event of an accident.