Rider loses control of bobsled, breaks clavicle
February 25, 2016
One person was riding a sled down a fixed course. The person tried to steer the sled and lost control. The person entered a curve on the course in the wrong position and the person and the sled flipped on to their side. The person’s right shoulder made
impact with ice surface of the course.
Regulated industry sector
Site, system and components
The person was riding a sled on a sloped refrigerated ice course at a sliding facility. The course has a series of banked corners. The passengers are given instructions to not
attempt to steer the sleds. The sleds are designed to be rode face first down the track.
Facts and evidence
Causes and contributing factors
- Qty injuries: 0
- Injury description: One person sustained a broken clavicle.
- Injury rating: Moderate
- Damage description: None
- Damage rating: None