Climbing facility employees ‘responsive' in hospital

Two people injured after falling more than 30 feet while rock climbing on Friday at an Oklahoma City climbing facility are both responsive and receiving care, according to a Rocktown statement.
by Adam Kemp Modified: July 27, 2013 at 10:47 am •  Published: July 27, 2013

Two people injured after falling more than 30 feet while rock climbing on Friday at an Oklahoma City climbing facility are both responsive and receiving care, according to a Rocktown statement.

The two climbers, ages 18 and 19, were both employees at the Rocktown Climbing Gym though neither were working at the time of the accident.

The two were practicing an advanced climbing technique involving rappelling when the accident occurred. They were both then taken by ambulance to OU Medical Center.

Rocktown management believes the fall was due to human error. “It is not entirely clear what occurred because there were no other people present in the room at the time of the incident. It is clear that there were no equipment/hardware failures involved. All equipment and hardware was examined during the incident response and further examined following the incident. It is believed that some form of human error among the two climbers resulted in the fall.”

The names of the two climbers were not released.


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by Adam Kemp
Enterprise Reporter
Adam Kemp is an enterprise reporter and videographer for the Oklahoman and Newsok.com. Kemp grew up in Oklahoma City before attending Oklahoma State University. Kemp has interned for the Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette and covered Oklahoma State...
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