A slight equipment failure can lead to catastrophic consequences. This is especially true when the equipment that is failing is transporting a large group of people. In an instant, a relaxing ride could turn into a terrifying experience or worse, could lead to serious injuries or even wrongful death. Fortunately no one was injured in a recent incident on the Indianapolis Zoo Sky Ride, but it serves as a reminder that our safety is sometimes out of our own hands.
Rescue crews were called to the zoo this weekend after the sky ride suddenly stopped. Six people were left stranded 40 feet above the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center. Crews were able to extract the passengers through harnesses and a life bucket without incident but now the real work will begin. According to the zoo’s Public Relations, “Can’t really say exactly what happened right now until the ride manufacturer gets here and takes a look.”
Zoo officials are bringing in engineers from Wichita, Kansas to inspect the sky ride for any issues that may have caused the malfunction. Once the problems have been found even more inspections will be taking place by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. As accident lawyers in Indianapolis, we’re glad to hear that the zoo is taking great measures to ensure the safety of visitors. The Indianapolis Fire Department even holds regular safety training scenarios at the zoo in order to quickly respond to such dangerous situations.
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Poorly maintained or designed equipment often fails and when it does it can injure you or someone you love. When this occurs, you should know that the Ken Nunn Law Office can help you hold the manufacturers accountable for their negligence. Our Indianapolis accident attorneys can’t get started until you contact us, so make sure to do so right away.
- WISHtv.com, ‘http://wishtv.com/2014/10/13/engineers-will-inspect-sky-ride-incident-at-indianapolis-zoo/,’ Jeff Wagner, October 13, 2014.