Colorado authorities are currently investigation the freak bungee jumping accident which claimed the life of a 20-year-old nurse at the beginning of January. Initially regarded as an equipment failure, authorities have ruled out this lead.
Nurse Dies in Bungee Jumping Accident
On the 4th of January first responders were summoned to at the Get Air at the Silo, after an apparent equipment malfunction. The victim was 20-year-old Ciara Romero, a Colorado nurse. Shortly after making the jump, Romero fell from approximately 20 feet.
The emergency responders tried to resuscitate the woman but to no avail. Romero was declared dead at the scene. Prompted by the nurse’s death, the authorities began a thorough investigation. They were joined by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment who worked side-by-side with technicians from Head Rush Technologies, the company which manufactured the bungee jumping equipment.
The investigation proved to be fruitless, as the commission proved that the gear Romero was wearing was not malfunctioning. Even more confounding is that according to Colorado Department of Labor and Employment the equipment involved, the triple-locking carabiner, webbing, and bungee jumping device, have all been subjected to intense stress tests and all of them performed according to specifications.
Unfortunately, after ruling out the possibility of equipment failure, the investigators are back at square one, declaring that the woman’s death is a mystery. Police officials declared that they are now interviewing the individuals present that day during Romero’s jump.
During the event that took place on the 4th of January, Romero and several other participants climbed a tower. From there, they were transferred to a wooden platform, where they would be outfitted with the bungee jumping gear. They would have had to climb a total of 70 feet and then make a 20-foot jump before being caught by the device’s failsafe.
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