Fatal charity bungee jump ruled an accident

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Fatal charity bungee jump ruled an accident Howard Lake | 27 February 2005 | News Tagged with: Eventscenter_img A Swansea coroner has recorded a verdict of accidental death in the case of Christopher Thomas, the 20 stone 10lb man who died in a fundraising bungee jump in August 2002 after the harness gave way.Mr Thomas had jumped, along with others, to raise funds for Morriston Hospital’s neurology unit. His was the first death in the UK during a charity bungee jump.No fault was found with the event operators or the equipment. A forensic engineer told the coroner’s court that the equipment, although declared safe by the relevant guidelines, was in fact only safe for someone weighing up to 14st 1lb. Advertisement The coroner, Philip Rogers, commented that it was “essential” the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) brought in “new minimum standards to avoid future tragedies”, according to the BBC.  50 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img

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