Zip line accident death caused by weak soil

05/30/2012 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNews // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Honolulu – An investigation following the death of a man in a zip line accident in Hawaii has concluded that the collapse of the zip line tower was caused by weak soil. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the state’s Department of Labor and Industrial Relations released the findings of the probe launched by its Occupational Safety and Health Division on Tuesday.

As noted in the report, a worker, Ted Callaway, 36, died while testing the zip line, which was in the process of being built. Curtis Wright, Callaway’s co-worker was also seriously injured.

GoZip LLC has been accused of failing to take proper precautions, which purportedly resulted in the collapse, and issued multiple citations.

Dwight Takamine, director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations is quoted by the AP as stating of the incident, “Unfortunately, this is another workplace fatality that was preventable and we share the sorrow of the family, friends, co-workers and others affected by this accident.”

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