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US Mother whose 10-year-old fell from zip line files lawsuit in Florida

01:20  06 november  2019
01:20  06 november  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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The mother of a 10 - year - old boy who suffered serious injuries after falling from a zip line in September has filed a lawsuit . The Florida Department of Agriculture told ABC News that the agency's inspector "noted no deficiencies in the equipment at the time of the incidents nor did Urban

A lawsuit was filed Monday by the parents of a 10 - year - old Lakeland boy who suffered serious injuries when he fell from a zip line at the Urban He was airlifted to the hospital and suffered serious injuries to his head and body, according to the lawsuit . The lawsuit is filed against the company that

The mother of a 10-year-old boy who suffered serious injuries after falling from a zip line in September has filed a lawsuit.

a display in a room: A boy is seen on video falling from a zipline at a facility in Lakeland, Florida.© Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services A boy is seen on video falling from a zipline at a facility in Lakeland, Florida.

Kimberly Barnes, of Lakeland, Florida, is suing Urban Air Adventure Park, also in Lakeland. The suit filed on Monday claims employees failed to check or secure the boy's harness at safety checkpoints before he went on the ride.

"He went to go have fun that day," Barnes said. "He was with his friend to celebrate his friend's birthday, and maybe literally an hour, hour and a half, after they were open, I got a phone call that he had fallen from a harness."

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10 - YEAR - OLD SERIOUSLY HURT IN ZIP LINE FALL : 8 On Your Side has learned a lawsuit has been filed for a young boy who sustained serious injuries after falling about 20 feet from a zip line attraction in Lakeland.

The family of a 10 - year - old boy who fell from a zip line at a Florida adventure park is suing the venue where the incident occurred. His family claims in the legal filing that he sustained “significant injuries” after dropping “more than 20 feet.” The family asserts an operator error is what led to the fall .

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"He was going to be airlifted because it was a trauma situation at that point, and that's when I lost it," she added.

a display in a store: A boy is seen on video falling from a zipline at a facility in Lakeland, Florida.© Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services A boy is seen on video falling from a zipline at a facility in Lakeland, Florida.

According to a statement from the family's law firm, Morgan & Morgan, the boy's harness gave way seconds after leaving the "Sky Ride" platform, and he fell over 20 feet, landing on cement.

He was airlifted to a hospital, where he spent five days, with serious injuries. He required surgery for broken bones, a collapsed lung and a brain injury.

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(WFLA) – A lawsuit was filed Monday on behalf of a 10 - year - old boy who was flown to the hospital with serious injuries after falling approximately 20 feet According to Morgan & Morgan, the law firm representing the child, the boy was injured Sept. 1 while riding the “Sky Rider” zip line at Urban Air

A Florida family is suing a Lakeland amusement attraction after a 10 - year - old boy fell 20 feet from its zip line , according to a lawsuit reported on by Fox 13 1 incident because he was not properly secured in the zip line harness at the Urban Air Adventure Park in Lakeland, according to Fox 13.

Barnes said that her son is still recovering, adding that his behavior and attitude have changed and he still misses school days when he can't tolerate the pain.

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"In this case, three different people supposedly trained on safety procedures failed to take the necessary steps to ensure our client's safety, and the result was horrific," the family's attorneys said in a statement. "But this isn't just employee failure; we believe it was the lack of proper training and oversight by management as well a failure to have appropriate safety measures in place in the event of employee error."

The Florida Department of Agriculture told ABC News that the agency's inspector "noted no deficiencies in the equipment at the time of the incidents nor did Urban Air have a history of device deficiencies during prior inspections of the facility. The report indicates that the incident was a result of operator error."

ABC News reached out to Urban Air for comment but didn't immediately hear back.

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