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Accident: 789834 - Rappelling Instructor Dies In Fall From Cliff

Accident: 789834 -- Report ID: 1054118 -- Event Date: 07/09/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11577751807/09/19948641Cascade Pacific Council Boy Scouts Of America
On July 6, 1994, between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m., at Vulture Rocks, Camp Ballwin, on the southeast face of Mt. Hood National Forest, Employee #1, a 17-year-old rock climbing instructor, was instructing 15 Boy Scouts on the art of rappelling. At the time of the accident, Employee #1 was at the edge of the rock cliff preparing to assist the Boy Scouts as they started to rappel down the rock. He stated, "I have too much slack," leaned forward, and untied his rope from his harness to take up the slack. The employee lost his footing and fell approximately 70 feet to the bottom. The Air Life Flight nurse pronounced him dead at the scene at 12:50 p.m.
Keywords: steep grade, fall, rappelling, lost balance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115777518 Fatality Concussion Counselors, educational and vocational

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