A recent spate of zip line deaths has renewed calls for a review of safety procedures and operational issues related to zip line recreation.
Yesterday a 55 year-old woman was killed from blunt force injuries sustained while zip lining in Sundance, Utah. This is just the latest in a long list of zip line incidents causing serious injury and death. Recently a 56 year-old woman was killed in Puerto Rico when the safety equipment failed while she was zip lining. Other tragedies include children who have fallen to their deaths while zip lining at camp.
These do not include the amateur and backyard zip lines created by many who see professional lines and attempt to re-create their own at home. Children are often the most creative with makeshift zip lines.