doc martens logo Device manufacturer releases statement on death at Get Air at the Silo
To read their full statement, see the attached document. Get Air at the Silo feels deep sorrow and profound sympathy for her family and friends in their loss, and expresses its sincere condolences to them.
We also express our gratitude to the Grand Junction Police Department, Fire Department and Ambulance Services, who responded to the 911 call, and assisted Ciara and her family.
We are fully cooperating with the Grand Junction Police Department, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration and Colorado State regulatory agencies in their investigations of the incident. We will have no further comment regarding this investigation or incident.”
“It’s a relatively new device,” said Scott Narreau, the head investigator for the Colorado Department of Labor.
They can be found in zip line courses across the country. Get Air at the Silo talked about the device when it was first installed in March of 2017.
“You clip into something that’s called a quick jump and then you jump down into the other silo, which is a tremendous thrill because you look down, and it’s just black and you free fall for about 15 feet, and then it catches you and lowers you down the rest of the way,” said Joe White the Owner Get Air At The Silo.
“I do not know of any other incident like this happening on this type of device,” said Narreau “In the amusement ride industry in Colorado this has probably been our first death in 15 years.”