Worker’s death spurs questions on zip-line safety
|By Gary T. Kubota, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Zip-line industry officials point out there have been no customer deaths involving the thrill rides in
But state Rep.
McKelvey, chairman of the
In 2011 a
Boren said the company follows certain safety procedures to obtain liability insurance, including third-party independent inspections every year.
State lawmakers took a look at regulating zip-line activities after the 2011 fatality and called for a review by the legislative auditor's office. A legislative audit report in 2012 found the zip-line activity had a lower injury level for clients than snowboarding, archery or football and recommended against regulating it.
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