Zipline Rider Collides with Rolling Staircase

Incident Investigation

Zipline Rider Collides with Rolling Staircase

August 3, 2023

Amusement Devices

Reference Number:

II-1588204-2023 (#37431)

Location: BC
Regulated industry sector: Amusement Devices


Incident Overview

A tandem zipline course was designed to use unpadded metal staircases for riders to disembark onto a wooden platform after their ride had finished. During one tour, the guide dismounted riders from the line and returned the staircase on the right-side line to its safe, parked position. However, the staircase on the left side was not returned, remaining in the rider’s path.

A zipline rider then collided with the rolling staircase at an estimated speed of 60 - 80 km/hr after the go-ahead was given to launch. The rider sustained injury to their leg and was transported to the hospital for treatment.

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