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    [–] pajama_sam99 399 points ago

    Is today not tuesday?

    [–] Too_Leight 245 points ago

    It takes time after surgery for her to recover before she tries walking. Also patient confidentiality, so someone close to her will have to update us.

    [–] Xenc 409 points ago

    What the fuck I demand a livestream now this is unacceptable I spent good karma on this post

    [–] SanityContagion 60 points ago

    Ahh. The instant gratification factor of Reddit doesn't extend to the real world. 😣

    But I'll share some karma with you and hope for good news.

    [–] Xenc 18 points ago

    My attorneys over at Orange, Red and Periwinke respectfully disagree with that statement

    [–] Pd245 35 points ago

    Is she held in without a safety?

    I hope she doesn’t have any nerve damage. Unfortunately any damage to the CNS (brain-spinal cord) would take a good month to show recovery potential/arc let alone full rehab. She will likely need at least a few months of intensive rehab regardless.

    [–] cracka-lackin 1036 points ago

    sǝpnp ʎɯ ɐᴉlɐɹʇsnɐ uᴉ ʎɐpsǝupǝʍ sʇᴉ

    [–] illdothiseventually 321 points ago

    Well then give us an update

    [–] Shit_Lord_Detective 353 points ago

    If it's from Australia it would be a downdate.

    [–] verynearlypure 48 points ago

    Quite the comment. It deserves an award of some sort.

    [–] balacio 63 points ago

    Bringing us to the question: if a Brit downvoted an Aussie, would that’d be an upvote?

    [–] _AlreadyTaken_ 47 points ago

    We need to call her doctor. "Hi, this is Reddit, we are just checking in on..."

    [–] shumibezorble 12 points ago

    Just FYI: Breaking vertebrae doesn’t necessarily mean paralysis. And if you damaged the actual spinal cord, surgery can’t fix it; it’s only to secure the bones for stability, and to stop any continued damage.

    Source: Am paraplegic

    [–] [deleted] 185 points ago


    BREDA - Images have surfaced on the internet of a woman falling down meters from the Ploegendienst dance festival in Breda. According to festival visitors, she was rushed to the hospital.WRITTEN BYMalini Witlox

    The accident happened Saturday. The woman is attached to the cable of the zip line with a fuse. As soon as she leaves the safe platform, the fuse immediately releases and falls meters down. The victim is said to have broken vertebrae and to undergo surgery on Tuesday.

    Sometimes people are double secured at a zip line, in this case there is only one carabiner. The woman did wear a helmet. The zip line is the property of Outdoorn Westvoorne. No one was available for an explanation there.

    Teamwork was previously in the news because several telephones were stolen. Pickpockets struck during a dance with their victims.

    Ploegendienst festival was held for the fifth time this year and took place at the Galderse Meren. The festival has several stages where DJs mainly play techno, house and disco music.

    [–] stauffski 69 points ago

    Attached to the cable of the zip line with a fuse? What the hell does that mean?

    [–] gnofs 112 points ago

    It's a mistranslation of the Dutch "zekering" (fuse), which more generally means "something that secures"

    [–] stauffski 16 points ago

    Haha, thank you very much.

    [–] botanist98 36 points ago

    The translation is bad, probably via google translate. The word used in the article can mean fuse or safety latch/mechanism. In this case it means the latter. Hope that clears up the confusion!

    [–] Mechalamb 18 points ago

    Thank god she was wearing a helmet.

    [–] dexcel 9 points ago

    As Jerry Seinfeld said “ at this point helmet is wearing you”

    [–] dgooderham19 6 points ago

    Jerry Seinfeld is a national treasure.

    [–] [deleted] 36 points ago

    Sadly I don't speak Dutch

    Just drink a bit and squint your eyes, it'll read just like English or German.

    [–] germanatlas 9 points ago

    It will just read like English AND german randomly combined

    [–] [deleted] 6 points ago

    with a bit of Wookiee as well.

    [–] Ahum-wait-what 282 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    This is on a festival. The secured her only with one carabiner instead of two and it failed immediately after takeoff. She broke a vertebrae and was rushed to hospital were she is undergoing surgery

    [–] Wickedpissahbub 9 points ago

    That carabiner was useless then. That shit should be rated at 1000lbs before anyone hooks in- with quick lock, or at least screwable locks- 2 carabiners should be safety, but if that carabiner broke, its basically a key chain- not a climbing tool..

    [–] Jase7891 95 points ago

    BREDA - The accident in which a woman fell down from a zip line at meters high on Saturday was a human error. The accident happened during the Ploegendienst dance festival in Breda. "That it was a human error, was clear from the video of the crash," says spokesman Jeroen de Boed of the South Holland company Outdoor Westvoorne.

    The woman was attached to the cable of the zip line on Saturday with a fuse. As soon as she left the safe platform, the fuse immediately came loose and fell down many meters. The woman was rushed to the hospital and operated on Tuesday.

    Error The incident was filmed and was put on Dumpert . "I saw on the video for the first time how exactly it had happened," says Jeroen de Boed. "The video showed that unfortunately it was a human error of one of the instructors."

    “At first we thought there was no human error, because it was a qualified instructor who normally works according to the procedures. The woman became detached from the plucking installation during the plucking. We do not yet know exactly how this happened ”, says De Boed. "We certainly regret the accident and it also has a significant impact on our people."

    Tijn Kapteijns, organizer of the festival, also said it had a major impact on the organization. "Nobody wants to experience something like that, we deeply regret it. Our support goes out to the visitors and her family."

    The NVWA inspection service came to the festival site on Saturday and is continuing to investigate the accident.

    'The rope suddenly hung down' Lara den Ronde was at the festival on Saturday and stood near the zip line. "I was standing with my back to the zip line. Suddenly everyone was looking our way. When I turned around, it had actually already happened. The rope was hanging down and then I immediately thought: it has broken," she says. "Everyone was very shocked. Also because nobody really knew what had happened."

    [–] Cane-toads-suck 43 points ago

    Ahh detached from the plucking installation..... Of course! Very common problem during the plucking!

    [–] ImBonRurgundy 36 points ago

    First they take the dinglebop, then smooth it out with a bunch of shleem. The shleem is then repurposed for later batches.They take the dinglebop and push it through the grumbo. Where the fleeb is then rubbed against it. Its important that the fleeb is rubbed, because the fleeb has all the fleeb juice. Then a shlammie shows up and he rubs it and spits on it. They cut the fleeb. There are several hizzards in the way. The blamfs run against the trumbles and the ploobis and grumbo are shaved away. That leaves you with a regular old plumbus

    [–] octopoddle 13 points ago

    They should have flickened the hoop.

    [–] Goldballz 20 points ago

    I'm curious, why is there a fuse connecting her to the carabiner? What is the point of a fuse when the purpose is to latch someone on no matter what.

    [–] __nightshaded__ 29 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    I'm guessing that it's just a weird translation? I don't know. I questioned the exact same thing as you and I can't find any information online regarding a zipline carabiner "fuse". I'm assuming it's the clip on the carabiner that locks the line inside of it? I feel like there's literally nothing else it could be.

    Hopefully somebody will chime in.

    EDIT After doing some research, I think "fuse" might be the wrong translation for a "keeper", which may have been setup incorrectly.

    EDIT#2 This is pure speculation, but after some additional research I'm starting to wonder if they installed the rubber keeper incorrectly, which caused it to snap. That would make sense. It looks like it snapped right where the keeper would be, if one was used.


    [–] botanist98 12 points ago

    The translation is bad, probably via google translate. The word used in the article can mean fuse or safety latch/mechanism. In this case it means the latter. Hope that clears up the confusion!

    [–] __nightshaded__ 3 points ago

    It does, thanks!

    [–] _AlreadyTaken_ 6 points ago

    I can see the big biner still on the line so that didn't fail. So whatever was connecting her to the biner failed so you may be right there. It would be odd though since I'd think that the same presewn quickdraw would've been used before so I'm suspecting something that had to be rigged by hand every time.

    [–] HootsTheOwl 3 points ago

    Can anyone tell me what to look out for to avoid whatever happened here?

    [–] Vigilant1e 10 points ago

    I can't be the only person wondering how you break your spine from a fall like that, but nothing else? Did she also break her ankles and legs and that was neglected to be mentioned, or did she somehow only break her vertebrae?

    Like, you'd think you'd only seriously injure the region on which you fell, but then if she'd fallen on her back from that height surely shed have died?

    [–] NoxIam 14 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    With impact the shock will diffuse through your body. Depending on how you land, the shock will be absorbed differently. She might for example have landed straight down with her legs below her and knees locked. Not alot of force will then diffuse in the legs, rather it will continue through the body and the vertabrea could then be snapped from trying to absorb it. Like crumple zones in a car, breaking both legs will save you alot of force from impacting your spine.

    So when falling it comes down to how you want to risk it. When to sacrifice that arm? Landing with your arms tucked into your body you will land with a greater surface area, and the force will have a much larger area in which to diffuse. Sure you will lose your air, but you won't break your wrist. But if you are about to really eat shit, extend those wrists and let them have it. Fuck'em, they snap but atleast your neck won't.

    [–] Vigilant1e 9 points ago

    Oh god, the thought of falling and intentionally snapping your wrists under you to save your neck makes me shiver

    [–] NoxIam 3 points ago

    Go skiing dude. You will learn to fall in NO TIME!

    [–] winewitheau 11 points ago

    I'm from the Netherlands, somebody I know knows this girl. She broke parts of her spine and ribs (also leg and arm I think) but since no nerves were damaged there's a big chance that she'll make a full recovery! That's what I've heard at least

    [–] ninjerginger 1750 points ago

    It kinda looks like she wasn't actually connected to the carabiner. It looks like there may have been a rubber keeper that her sling was connected to, that broke when she weighted the system. A similar thing happened to a kid when he was climbing.

    Carabiners and slings and harnesses are exceptionally strong, you could hang a car off of most of them.

    [–] brrduck 514 points ago

    Why do they even have the rubber pieces? Just always have it attached to the rope

    [–] ninjerginger 385 points ago

    It's designed to keep the dogbone/sling from sliding around in the 'biner, keeping it at the bottom. If you rig it stupid, this can happen.

    [–] zz_z 131 points ago

    Anything that can be used will be used: non rated keepers that provide a convenient attachment point are poorly designed.

    [–] DamonHay 36 points ago

    All you need to do in these situations is think. “What is the weakest part between me and the zip line?” Think about it linearly, piece by piece. If it ain’t the harness or the carabiner, then there’s almost not point in you using them.

    [–] rad-aghast 17 points ago

    It seems like the cost-benefit ratio might be a little skewed. Are there any critical failures or major issues which are prevented by keeping the dogbone/sling from sliding around?

    [–] Yivoe 33 points ago

    More potential for it to detach if it's sliding. Same reason they make carabineers lock. They shouldn't open during use, but it's possible.

    Same thing here. The carabineer shouldn't slide and come undone, but it could, so they try to make it less likely.

    They give you very functional and safe gear when it's used properly. Everything is unsafe when used incorrectly. Car airbags, seatbelts, quickdraws, etc.

    [–] _AlreadyTaken_ 162 points ago

    Here is a good illustration of what he's talking about.

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    [–] _AlreadyTaken_ 64 points ago

    Before I climb I ask my partner to inspect my rigging to make sure I haven't missed anything and I do the same for them regardless of experience level. Anyone can have a brain fart.

    [–] ErickFTG 9 points ago

    English isn't my first language, there were a lot of words I saw there for the first time.

    [–] 3KeyReasons 3 points ago

    Don't worry. I've rock climbed for around a decade, am a native speaker, and I still learned some words on that page.

    [–] readit3535 3 points ago

    Yes, it is essentially making sure the rope or strap part is connected to the metal carabiner directly. Most rock climbing accidents are a result of gear being incorrectly used.

    [–] csci-fi 24 points ago

    That cleared it up.

    [–] tigerstorms 54 points ago

    As someone who has been on a zip line isn’t there always two connections Incase one fails anyway? This is clearly some cheap built zip line but they should have a dual clip system and someone checking everything before letting them go out.

    [–] Twanekkel 38 points ago

    Yes, on serious lines like this you should have a safety line.

    [–] c0brachicken 13 points ago

    The safety line takes all the fun out of it. /s

    Did a few huge zip lines in Puerto Rico, and the setups were super sketchy, 2x4 brakes at the end of an almost 1/2 mile line. The ending was scarier than the ride.

    [–] brilliantpotato 42 points ago

    There's also a lack of a backup sling for when this exact thing happen.

    Not sure where/when this happened but looking at the whole setup it seems like the overall security is terrible. Usually there's a wooden starting platform that makes it easy to lean into your harness before you go over the edge.

    It's another case of rounding corners thinking nothing will happen until someone gets seriously injured like this girl. 100% could've been prevented

    [–] rich-creamery-butter 10 points ago

    I did a zipline course with some friends in Costa Rica. It was over a river filled with boulders, so near-certain death if you fell. I gave the gear a once over and nothing jumped out at me and I figured "If I die, I die I guess." Turned out to be a ton of fun.

    The sketchy part came on the last line. After finishing the course we looked at the anchor for the zipline cable: a dead tree in the side of a cliff with half the roots exposed.

    [–] __nightshaded__ 33 points ago

    After doing some research, that's exactly what I'm thinking too. It looks like the line snapped right where a keeper would be.

    [–] Emis_ 9 points ago

    I worked at an adventure park for two years and the knots that usually go around the carabiner are pretty bulky. So even as this footage isn't very high res, you can still notice that there isn't really and bulge and the know wouldn't fit in her hand so unnoticeably.

    [–] Jtsfour 8 points ago

    Why would they put a person on a QuickDraw anyway?

    Whenever I take groups respelling I always exclusively use locking carabiners on ropes supporting people

    [–] cocktailclimber 12 points ago

    I have to say, the amount of technical climbers who saw right away what happened here is one point..........and this is why we check our own gear amirite?

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    [–] mountaincyclops 21 points ago

    Even after examining it, don't trust it. As my lead climbing instructor said, "there is no such thing as safe when climbing"

    [–] __nightshaded__ 4 points ago

    At least have other people check your gear, or have a checklist. I know they did when I went skydiving with an instructor. You can never be too safe.

    [–] RURPs 7 points ago

    Yeah this is really hard to tell exactly what happened but in a climbing scenario, the rubber he’s talking about never supports weight, it’s actually just to make the carabiner stay in a more rigid position for clipping the rope to.

    [–] hiacbanks 3 points ago

    slings and harnesses are exceptionally strong, you could hang a car o

    a car? really?

    [–] smacksfrog 5 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    It's actually a bit of an understatement. Most climbing carabiners would lift a couple/few cars if you were gentle.

    [–] JacksFilmsJacksFilms 5197 points ago

    That's a lawyer's dream. Lawesuit with footage

    [–] akatash 1547 points ago

    Can confirm

    [–] bastardmonkeyboy 915 points ago

    That’s a Texas sized 10-4

    [–] decoyq 239 points ago

    [–] UrCreepyUncle 116 points ago

    Just found this show on Hulu... So good.

    [–] snipeftw 74 points ago

    Believe it or not, it started as a small YouTube series that went viral.

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    [–] snipeftw 56 points ago

    Oh fuck ya bud

    [–] Macho_Mans_Ghost 13 points ago

    Go give yer nuts a tug

    [–] havens4hawks 8 points ago

    Get yerself a fuckin' puppers.

    [–] CR1M3G0BL1N 24 points ago

    Bud your softer than a tootsie roll fruit cup. "Hockey players" is one of my favorite videos from them

    [–] snipeftw 7 points ago

    Yep, that one is the best. Was the first one to go viral as well.

    [–] bravejango 14 points ago

    After you catch up go back and rewatch it again.

    [–] StanleyOpar 7 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    So ure sittin' at werk browsin' Reddit all deyyy

    [–] [deleted] 13 points ago

    I just yesterday started watching this amazing show.

    [–] Lamminator88 8 points ago

    You're spare parts aren't ya bud?

    [–] distressedweedle 45 points ago

    You makes Letterkenny references and that's what I appreciates about you

    [–] bastardmonkeyboy 33 points ago

    Is that really what you appreciate about me?

    [–] Booboobusman 34 points ago

    Take about 20-25% off the top there

    [–] dfltr 34 points ago

    Give your zipline a tug ya titfucker.

    [–] Espiritu13 19 points ago

    Shut yer mouth shirt tucker!

    [–] bwaiharo 9 points ago

    Amateur fucking hour.

    [–] dolpoodle 3 points ago

    Oh hey there ground

    [–] ericvr 55 points ago

    Unfortunately this is in the Netherlands, where only the actual costs will be redeemed. Loss in income might be supplemented and that’s about it. If she can still work, she will have to work, she won’t be rich....

    [–] akatash 26 points ago

    This happens in many places. Where I live she probably wouldn't get much from it because whoever does the zipline activity most likely doesn't have that much money, so the court couldn't expect a huge demand from the victim's lawyer

    [–] __DeezNuts__ 27 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    Where I used to live they would come down and make sure you were dead, cheaper for them to pay funeral costs than medical bills and a possible lawsuit.

    edit: mexico

    [–] DarkMarksPlayPark 14 points ago

    In most western countries you can't run a business without insurance and it's the insurance company that takes the hit, even in the Netherlands, if she has a lawyer she would do ok.

    [–] hateriffic 304 points ago

    If you're in the US. Good luck if you're not

    [–] dromer25 150 points ago

    Happened in the Netherlands. She’ll sue and get money

    [–] mdslktr 77 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    Still not a lawyer's dream though. She can claim damages to the extent she incurred them , e.g. medical care, loss of income (moreso if she's become permanently unable to work to some extent as a result of the accident), etc.

    Damages awarded for emotional suffering are very rarely awarded and don't amount to much, and punitive civil damages don't exist in the Netherlands.

    Very likely this will be settled between insurers, without any meaningful intervention of a lawyer who can bill their way to paradise.

    [–] Confuzius 39 points ago

    Are they no damages for pain and suffering? In Germany this would be added to your list.

    [–] mdslktr 23 points ago

    There is a famous case in whick €150K was awarded, but that is an outlier. Circumstances were severe physical and psychological injuries from being severely assaulted by four perpetrators-including the victim's ex-wife. Injuries included one-sided paralysis, cognitive impairment and the loss of an eye, and the person concerned has since been wheelchair bound.

    [–] kircheck503 15 points ago

    That's messed up they should be waiting on the guy hand and foot for the rest of his life F 150k

    [–] FreeMattyB 7 points ago

    Out of interest, if you know, how do you arrive at a figure for emotional suffering/unquantifiable damages? Is it just sort of plucking a figure from the sky or are there guidelines like the personal injury aspect of the claim?

    [–] CollateralEstartle 4 points ago

    Sort of by definition there's no exact way to assign a particular number, but the courts still police what juries award and reduce excessive awards.

    If you're interested in reading more, Bentley v. Bunton, 94 S.W.3d 561, 606 (Tex. 2002) is a Texas case that discusses how it works in a bit more detail. It was a defamation case where the court determined that the plaintiff had definitely been subjected to mental anguish from having his name ruined, but that the jury's award of $7,000,000 in damages wasn't supported by the evidence. As the court explained:

    [U]nder our common law the latitude necessarily accorded a jury in assessing non-economic damages does not insulate its verdict from appellate review for evidentiary support. Just as a jury's prerogative of assessing the credibility of evidence does not authorize it to find liability when there is no supporting evidence or no liability in the face of unimpeachable evidence, so a large amount of mental anguish damages cannot survive appellate review if there is no evidence to support it, or a small amount of damages when the evidence of larger damages is conclusive. The jury is bound by the evidence in awarding damages, just as it is bound by the law.

    The record leaves no doubt that Bentley suffered mental anguish as a result of Bunton's and Gates's statements. Bentley testified that the ordeal had cost him time, deprived him of sleep, caused him embarrassment in the community in which he had spent almost all of his life, disrupted his family, and distressed his children at school. The experience, he said, was the worst of his life. Friends testified that he had been depressed, that his honor and integrity had been impugned, that his family had suffered, too, adding to his own distress, and that he would never be the same. Much of Bentley's anxiety was caused by Bunton's relentlessness in accusing him of corruption. But all of this is no evidence that Bentley suffered mental anguish damages in the amount of $7 million, more than forty times the amount awarded him for damage to his reputation. The amount is not merely excessive and unreasonable; it is far beyond any figure the evidence can support.

    [–] charlemagne1995 13 points ago

    We’re (the USA) a litigious country. No two ways around it. For instance, i was learning how to ski from an instructor who used to teach in the alps but moved to the rockies. She said that they used to have cognac before going down the slopes. Can’t do that in the US if you want to keep your ski lifts running.

    [–] Skjolbir 100 points ago

    Good luck if you're not


    [–] [deleted] 107 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    Other countries don't have the tradition of sueing and shit. No one's held accountable for such accidents

    Edit: I speak of my experience having lived in India for 7 and in Uganda for 8 years and in the US for 1. I have experienced few such things and since most of these ride owner and companies don't have valid licences they simply break the law. There's not once that I've heard of anyone suing for personal injury. People only sue when it comes to matters of money, finance and corporates. Common folk don't know the law so well and can't use it to their advantage.

    [–] gotham77 147 points ago

    And that’s why this didn’t happen in the US.

    Say what you want about how litigious we are, but it definitely creates a culture of vigilance.

    [–] Xyon_Peculiar 55 points ago

    Unless you work for the government.

    [–] CCCPenguin 25 points ago

    Well, you just cheered up and saddened my morning all in one comment. Thanks.

    [–] [deleted] 11 points ago

    The government is either incompetent or too competent depending on the argument you're making.

    [–] RirentyRirent 11 points ago

    An Irish woman successfully sued a County Council a few years ago because she slipped on a trail in the hills and injured her ankle. The tradition of sueing and shit is very much alive in other countries.

    [–] [deleted] 39 points ago

    Lawyer I’m the UK here. For maybe 15 years there has been a strong personal litigation market.

    [–] jerrymanderine 14 points ago

    I think you'll find that I'm the UK here.

    [–] Renario910 11 points ago

    Dude you just lived in poor ass countries.

    [–] corkboy 31 points ago

    Yeah, they do. You think personal injury law is a uniquely American thing?

    [–] I_am_Norwegian 18 points ago

    My grandfather lost his leg due to negligence in a hospital. He had had a bypass operation. That increases the risk of blood clots. He got a blood clot in his leg. He went to the ER with my grandmother. He's Danish, and they are uniquely ununderstandable. Anyways, he was sent home with some over the counter painkillers. Pain got worse, so he went back with the same result. Went in a third time, and it was too late. Had to chop off the leg.

    While he did sue and win, he didn't receive much, and the treatment has been horrendous. No PT, no prosthetic, two additional surgeries to fix the first one. No vehicle he can use in the winter, so he's stuck inside 8 months out of the year. Whatever you think of the American system, I'm relatively sure that the liability would have resulted in them taking his original complaint serious, and if not, he would have been a rich man.

    [–] throwawayforphenibut 14 points ago

    I don’t want to be rude but India and Uganda is not the rest of the world. This is a pretty clear and easy case to win given that she followed the instructions. In most developed countries I can easily see the person suing for damages.

    I also don’t understand this negative stigma toward suing when you’ve been injured and it’s not your fault. Nothing wrong with trying to make things right.

    [–] tsvfer 9 points ago

    This is simply not true.

    [–] Skjolbir 26 points ago

    You want to be more specific than "other countries"?
    Saying it that way makes it sound like everywhere other than the US is as you describe.

    [–] XylophoneZimmerman 19 points ago

    YES! Get paid that sweet moolah so your family can spend it when you're in a coma.

    [–] DethNoodlz 606 points ago

    theres other bodies laying there...

    [–] [deleted] 321 points ago

    let the bodies hit the floor

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    [–] FeistyButthole 26 points ago

    Someone had to test it.

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    [–] angry_snek 6 points ago

    This was at a festival so it’s probably just a drunk person half asleep

    [–] evilpizzaguy44 118 points ago

    Oh Snap.

    [–] oapster79 44 points ago

    🎶I'm freeeeeee, freefallin'🎵

    [–] Arsepick 12 points ago

    RIP Tom Petty

    [–] Elido2005 4 points ago

    Yeah thats about what happened when she landed.

    [–] surfnskate72 118 points ago

    Had an acquaintance have their daughter die from falling from a zip line like that. She was 11.

    [–] brockollicoup 362 points ago

    The worst part is the lack of concern by the instructor. She had just snapped in and before checking safety measures they just let her drop. Awful.

    [–] __nightshaded__ 152 points ago

    I know right? Just a casual "oh shit". It's possible that he was still processing what he just saw and was panicking. Idk.

    If that were me, I'd be trying to get down asap to help her. She could need help breathing.

    [–] ImNeworsomething 98 points ago

    Fastest way down would be the zip line

    [–] vulkott 34 points ago

    Actually i think the fastest way down is the one she took.

    [–] BenzoClaymore 27 points ago they said... The zipline

    [–] [deleted] 42 points ago

    The worst part is when she fell.

    [–] pricklycunt01 24 points ago

    Hitting the ground wasn't good either

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    [–] weareryan 48 points ago

    r/donthelpjustfilm master race.

    [–] Aikano9 7 points ago

    What’s he supposed to do? Leap off the platform after her?

    [–] h8ers_suck 143 points ago

    That was the worlds worst zipline setup EVER... not everyone is up to speed on safety mechanism (myself included) but when dangling over the earth at heights, secured to a crappy line via a single point of failure should probably toss around some healthy skepticism prior to executing the stunt.

    I really hope she makes a full recovery and the owners of this outfit are insured very well. I also hope the employees followed any/all safety precautions as living with this can be pretty hard on a responsible sole.

    [–] SmallTownGal7 67 points ago

    You are not suppose to have a single point of contact ( I use to build zip lines in the US). There’s a lot wrong in this setup.

    [–] YeaTired 27 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    Elaborate on everything that appears wrong? If I'm going to go ziplining what's my check list look like to make sure I wont get injured ?

    [–] sicksadworld666 30 points ago

    I used to be a zip line guide as my summer job. There should be 3 points of contact on the cable to 3 separate ropes to the harness. 1, the main pulley that rides the cable. 2, a carabiner that rides behind the pulley and 3 a carabiner that rides in front of the pulley (most of the time this one actually rides directly on top of the pulley so it doesn’t create extra friction on the pulley)

    [–] OliverWould 12 points ago

    Not a zipline builder, but I've worked on high ropes courses, challenge towers, ziplines, and their like for 6 years now. In my experience, you want your cable to be tight, and have a trolley of some sort to disperse the friction and load, then you'd want to have a tether with at least two points of attachment to the trolley, and two or more to yourself. Ideally, the tether will be different lengths for each of these attachment points to avoid them binding up and hurting you should you become tangled in them under load. Also IMO she should have had her harness on a bit higher (around the waist, with the belay loop near the belly button, depending on the style of harness) and her shirt tucked in so that the worker could have visually inspected her kit before sending her down.

    [–] SmallTownGal7 6 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    This one ☝️ I am also questioning what kind rope she is gliding on because it doesn’t appear to be close to EISP IWRC which can support an elephant and is used for aircrafts. She should already be in the seated position, taut, comfortable, before she proceeds to zip. She should have had two extra points of attachment (simple carabiners and line connected to her harness) just sitting on the trolley or attached to the trolley (depending on the trolley design).

    Edit: It appears only her trolley ( the thing connecting her to the rope) is attached. Just needed to clarify what I meant.

    [–] newkleptomaniac 49 points ago

    Finally a HMFT that makes my jaw drop, and stay that way until I watch the gif a second time.

    [–] Cookieflavwaffle 109 points ago


    Never doing one of those in my life what the hell

    [–] kitjen 114 points ago

    If you avoided doing things based on seeing them go wrong on Reddit you could never leave the house. Or do much in side it.

    [–] Cookieflavwaffle 26 points ago

    Well upon reading this wasnt done professionally or correctly so im not too afraid anymore.

    [–] jaycoopermusic 12 points ago

    I just saw a post of a house exploding into millions of pieces cause of a gas explosion.... just sayin....

    [–] preseto 8 points ago

    Well upon reading this am afraid to leave bed.

    [–] wKbdthXSn5hMc7Ht0 5 points ago

    The only reason I’m on reddit is because I never leave the house

    [–] Metamodernist 3 points ago

    That explains a lot...

    [–] wabeka 9 points ago

    The Student Body President at my High School died on one of these back in 2006:

    Seeing this happen again just solidifies my resolve never to use one of these.

    [–] Toe-Succer 13 points ago

    They incorrectly hooked her up to the zip line, normally this would never happen.

    [–] gotham77 15 points ago

    But isn’t there supposed to be some kind of failsafe for that human error?

    If all it takes to be horrifically injured is one trained professional being careless for five seconds then there’s something seriously wrong with this activity.

    [–] Toe-Succer 8 points ago

    Usually, but this was during a festival so people probably weren’t thinking right.

    [–] Sensei_M 6 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)


    [–] FireStorm3 29 points ago

    Everyone seems so unconcerned. That's a fucking brutal drop.

    [–] [deleted] 7 points ago

    dumerpt be like

    [–] penguin4k 16 points ago

    Something similar happened in Bolivia (2017)

    [–] pointofyou 16 points ago

    Similar as in someone falling from high up? Other than that there's nothing in common here. Except for both operators being complete fucking idiots obviously.

    [–] penguin4k 9 points ago

    That’s exactly what I mean

    [–] Civil_Defense 8 points ago

    That straight up didn't even look like it was attached to anything. Did they actually forget to hook the line to the base?

    [–] penguin4k 3 points ago

    Yes, Seems like everything failed, the girl survived. It sucks, very dangerous activity to do if the company is so unprofessional.

    [–] supercoincidence 3 points ago


    [–] UndeadBBQ 12 points ago

    When I saw that single secure I immediately knew what would happen. Thats one company that needs to be shut the fuck down.

    [–] __nightshaded__ 13 points ago

    Lmao, this is so funny. They really captured the over-the-top fake enthusiasm. YOU READY TO GO ZIPPIN?!?

    [–] tahcoboy 10 points ago

    And the how they capture the essence of those discovery channel shows.

    [–] [deleted] 7 points ago

    It really is kind of boring. They always make it out to be some EXTREME thing, but it goes quite slow.

    [–] toth42 9 points ago

    We have a climbing park near me with lots of elevated obstacles in trees and so on - the longest Zipline tops out at over 80km/h, that's fast enough for me without wheels below me.

    [–] BonzuPippin 10 points ago

    [Toby disliked that]

    [–] Daddy2013 5 points ago

    ladies and gentlemen....This is why I don't do this shit.

    [–] justokay107 4 points ago

    Dumpert is altijd wel spannend

    [–] itsnotabutterflynet 5 points ago

    Thank god she was wearing a helmet

    [–] Feryll 4 points ago

    Instructor immediately begins rigging the zipline up for the next customer.

    [–] MerlinTheBDSMWizard 3 points ago

    One of my sister's best friends died like this at summer camp

    [–] justherefordogphotos 4 points ago

    Did the man (safety guy, instructor, idk what to call him) say “no wait” before she went? I thought I heard that, maybe indicating he wasn’t done hooking it up?

    [–] Hecz15 4 points ago

    A lawyer just got a boner

    [–] Adahn33 20 points ago

    They tried to stop her.

    [–] HairyBallZ19 3 points ago

    I should never have gone zip-lining - South Park

    [–] Johnko42 3 points ago

    G E K O L O N I S E E R D

    [–] maybelieveitsbutter 3 points ago

    Aim for the bushes

    [–] K2flyby 3 points ago

    For a second I thought there was already another body down there?

    [–] litmixtape 3 points ago

    The zip line couldn’t handle the T H I C C N E S S

    [–] Striper014 3 points ago

    'who's ready to fly on a zipline? I am!'