Reza Baluchi nicknamed “Captain Bubble” plans on making a second attempt to roll his inflatable bubble from Pompano Beach Florida all the way to Bermuda in the ocean. His water ball is a homemade inflatable bubble encased in attached tracks, which he calls his “Hydro Pod”. His first attempt to make the 1,033 mile trip in 2014 ended in him having to be rescued by the US Coast Guard. Despite his previous failure he has made plans to try again.
The owner of Action Joe’s, a party rental company that rents out Bungee Trampolines, Hamster Balls, Portable Rock Walls, Zip Lines & Inflatable Slides has been accused of producing child pornography. Police were first contact on March 18th when a woman called saying that the owner (Joe Masters) had tried to molest her 9 year old daughter. The St. Ann Missouri police obtained a search warrant for his home & hidden surveillance video of children in his home. In one video a girl was taped using the bathroom. Continue reading “Bungee Trampoline Rental Owner accused of Child Pornography”
A Michigan 15 year old was fatally injured after jumping into a foam pit at an indoor trampoline park the locals call “Flip City”. On March 22nd, Drevon Card was at Total Sports Boys and Girls Club when the unthinkable occurred. The teen landed on his stomach instead of his feet or back into the foam pit & was immediately unresponsive with a broken neck and swelling in the brain. He was rushed to the nearby children’s hospital where he died from his injuries just a few days later on March 25th.
The news reports say that the injury came just minutes after a manager went over the rules, but it is unclear if any or how many staff were nearby when the incident happened or if Drevon Card actually heard the manager’s rules. It has not yet been reported whether a lawsuit will be filed against the trampoline park for the accident. Continue reading “Fatal Indoor Trampoline Park Injury”
According to various local news stations in Minneapolis Minnesota a 39 year man is suing the Airmaxx Trampoline Park for an injury that happened last summer. As seen in the video the man tried to do a double flip into the foam pit. Unfortunately, he landed on his neck and is now paralyzed. The lawsuit against the trampoline park is alleging that the center did not have a deep enough foam pit for someone to jump into safely.
The attorney from the trampoline park expressed condolences for the accident, but that the trampoline park does not think that they were at fault. The attorney cited that the man did sign a waiver and that the customers are instructed before entering the trampoline area not to exceed their capabilities. According to the injured man’s attorney he only signed a waiver as a guardian for his son and not himself. The lawsuit is still in it’s early stages. Continue reading “Paralyzed Man Sues Trampoline Park”
I went to my first Escape Room this weekend, “The Zombie Apocalypse”. The experience was great! But their were some things that the creators may not have thought of in terms of safety. I would like to share some of my experience so that other Escape Room’s can think about these things when setting up their game.
1. When we first went in the room we in the pitch dark with a very small dim flashlight. It made for a very creepy experience. Then the screen says: “You don’t have to do this in the dark”…okay, so I start going all the room looking for a switch and the next thing you know I am tripping over an IV pole. A few seconds later my daughter did the same thing. Phew, finally got the light on, much better! Continue reading “Escape Room Safety & Making the Most Out of Your Game”
Trampoline Parks have been popping up all over the U.S. in recent years. While many may think that this is a new type of entertainment it was actually a big fad in the late 1950’s & early 1960’s. The parks were usually created in large grass lots full of pits that the trampolines were put into.
Jumpers could pay 25-50 cents to jump on the trampolines for a half hour. According to a May, 1960 article in LIFE magazine, the parks had gone from three in the Los Angeles area in the fall, to 175 in May. They said that the trampolines parks were opening at a rate of 10 a week. The article reported that their were accidents such as a 16 year old boy dying after dislocating his neck…but that “most of the injuries are sprains and bruises and insurance companies say that the rate of accidents is statistically low”. Continue reading “Trampoline Parks, the newest fad in recent years…or are they?”
If you are in the market for a brand new car you might want to take a look at Property Casualty 360’s list of 2016 model auto insurance rates. They made up a list of both the top 10 least expensive models to insure & the top 10 most expensive autos to insure. The Insurance Information Institute says that car insurance rates vary based on the cost of the car, the safety record of the vehicle & also things such as how likely the vehicle is to be stolen. As you look at the list below remember that we provide auto insurance for new or used cars! Continue reading “Auto Insurance: The least & most expensive 2016 vehicles to insure”
Escape Manor in Ottawa, Canada has announced that they will launching the “world’s largest” escape room today (March 9th). The new escape room takes place in the historical “Diefenbunker”. The Diefenbunker was created secretly in 1959 during the cold war as a place to house important government officials in case of a nuclear attack in Canada. According to the Diefenbunker Museum it was the site of many top-secret communications during the cold war.
According to CBS news a Texas teenager that was injured at a trampoline park franchise called Cosmic Jump has been granted $11.5 million in damages. This is the largest lawsuit ever against a trampoline park. The teenager was sliding down a trampoline slide and when he got to the bottom a tear in the trampoline opened further causing him to fall through. He fell five feet and hit his head on the concrete floor below the trampoline.
The state of Indiana’s House Education Committee is having a hearing on a bill that will expand concession protocols to more student athletes. According to the Herald Bulletin, The Indiana Senate approved the bill with a 41-9 vote but it has to go to the House meeting before it can be passed.
The concussion bill will require coaches to become certified in a player safety education course & they will have to renew that certificate every two years. The bill would also extend the concussion protocol to all sports from 5th to 12th grade. Currently, the state only has a protocol for Football players in grades 8th to 12th.