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Nurse, 20, dies in Colorado bungee accident indoor park

  • Ciara Romero, 20, died after participating in a bungee jump feature at an indoor park in Colorado on January 4
  • Investigators tested the device she was using and found it to be functioning properly  
  • Investigation will now looking into other factors that could have caused her death

A Colorado woman died in a fatal bungee accident on January 4 and investigators say the device was functioning properly, so they are looking into other factors involved.

Ciara Romero, a 20-year-old nurse, died while using one a 70-foot bungee-jump feature at Get Air at the Silo Trampoline Park, an indoor recreation park in Grand Junction.

The device was tested after the accident by the Department of Labor and Employment, who worked with Head Rush, the makers the bungee, and confirmed they are now looking at other factors in the case, according to the Daily Sentinel. 

Ciara Romero, 20, died while participating in a 70-foot bungee-jump feature in Colorado  

Romero fell while using at the Get Air at the Silo Trampoline Park (pictured) was functioning properly according to investigators 

Romero fell while using at the Get Air at the Silo Trampoline Park (pictured) was functioning properly according to investigators 

‘This inspection involved testing which subjected the device to various loading profiles across a range of weights, where the velocity and force were recorded in simulated descents,’ according to a statement by Head Rush. 

‘The inspection and testing determined that the device, webbing and triple-locking carabiner were found to be intact, and functioning normally, with no apparent damage.’  

Cher Haavind, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment confirmed the investigation into Romero’s death is moving forward.

She says they will the investigation will refocus on eyewitness statements and continuing work with local police. 

‘We’re looking at all possible causes,’ she said. ‘This is extremely rare, which is why the investigation is taking longer.’    

Tragic: The young woman fell to her death while at the indoor recreation center in Colorado 

Tragic: The young woman fell to her death while at the indoor recreation center in Colorado 

Services were held for the young nurse who tragically died during a bungee accident 

Services were held for the young nurse who tragically died during a bungee accident 

Funeral services were held on Thursday for the young woman at Fellowship Church in Grand Junction (pictured)

Funeral services were held on Thursday for the young woman at Fellowship Church in Grand Junction (pictured)

Get Air released a statement Monday, according to the Sentinel saying it ‘feels deep sorrow and profound sympathy for (Romero’s) family and friends in their loss, and expresses its sincere condolences to them’ and thanking first-responders for responding and assisting Romero 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,’ the statement said.

 

 

 

 



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