Think Before You Zip – Zip Line Dangers

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What is Zip Lining?

Zip Line tours and courses are quickly becoming a popular outdoor activity that people of all ages can participate in. Zip Lining involves a series of wooden platforms in which participants move or ‘zip’ to the next platform while in a rock climbing harness that is attached to a cable rope. A braking system is also employed either used by the zip liner themselves (with leather gloves etc.), or with netting or pulleys installed at the end of each rope. These braking systems ensure a zip liner does not gain too much velocity (speed) while sliding on the rope, and can safely move between the platforms.

Regulations

While most zip line tours follow safety precautions and regulations, serious injuries or even death can occur if these guidelines are disregarded. The Colorado Division of Public Safety is involved in the regulation and oversight of commercial zip line operations within the state of Colorado.

Injured in a Zip Line Accident?

Contact our office at 303-999-9999, 303-835-9342 or via our website if you or someone you know has been involved in a zip line incident or accident to schedule a free consultation. Our firm has experience handling these cases where the rules for zip lining safely have been disregarded or ignored, causing serious injuries or death.

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