Zip line fatality in PR raises questions in general about zip line safety

There are a number of zip line adventures in Puerto Rico. There is even one that claims to be the ‘longest in the universe’.  While these activities are fun and adventurous, in my opinion they are also inherently dangerous, regardless where they are located.   They also need regular maintenance, trained personnel and accessible first aid. I also think they need to be heavily regulated and frequently inspected to avoid personal injury. Last week a tourist in Puerto Rico died in a zip line accident.  In June, a popular  summer camp in North Carolina had to close  its zip line after an equipment failure that led to the death of a 12-year-old  girl.   There were at least two other additional deaths in the U.S.  during the summer of 2015.

According to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, there are over 16 850 documented  zipline-related injuries.  Falls were the most common cause (77%) and fractures was by far the most prevalent injury.

If you have suffered a catastrophic accident or  life-altering injuries  in a zip line  call  it may be advisable to call a personal injury lawyer Puerto Rico.