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Accident: 909374 - Employee Dies In Bungee Jump Accident

Accident: 909374 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 08/10/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12049081808/11/19937999Beach Bungee, Inc.
At approximately 9:15 p.m. on August 10, 1993, Employee #1, a bungee jump master, was being raised along with a patron in a modified cage to a height of approximately 150 ft for a bungee jump. The cage was being raised by a single 3/8 in. diameter wire rope on a Beebee Brothers, Inc., barge winch that was being operated by the winch operator from a seated position at ground level, approximately 43 ft away, The wire rope became overstressed from fatigue and broke approximately 55 ft from the cage. The cage fell approximately 150 ft to the ground. Employee #1 and the patron were transported by EMS personnel to a local hospital, where they died from massive trauma received in the fall.
Keywords: wire rope, bungee jumping, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120490818 Fatality Other Attendants, amusement and recreation facilities

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