A guide for the zipline ride in Myrtle Beach was injured this week when he fell from the zipline tower. Other employees of the zipline ride told reports that the person that feel was not a customer and had been employed with the company for over a month. The company appears to have stopped operations for a very short time and is now back open. Gerard O’Sullivan was the employee that fell and he is listed in critical condition. At first glance Mr. O’Sullivan will have a very strong workers compensation claim against the company. The next step will be for him to hire a Myrtle Beach law firm to represent him in this claim. The company has already released a statement that the incident was related to employee error. The main problem with this statement is the investigation appears to have been conducted by the company and not an outside agency. It is not a good idea to open a ride immediately after someone is almost killed without a more detailed investigation by someone outside of the company. Mr. O’Sullivan is an exchange student from Ireland and the company has stated that he is coherent and able to speak. None the less, he is still being listed as being in critical condition.
O’Sullivan fell more than 60 feet to the ground. The company should have an outside agency evaluate their safety procedures and detailed statements from all the employees should be gathered in order to get a comprehensive report of how this accident happened. The ride should not be open until this investigation is completed. Opening up so quickly after this accident is a bad idea. Hopefully no one else will be injured on this ride.
A good Myrtle Beach injury attorney could evaluate this case and determine if there is another action that could be filed on behalf of O’Sullivan. The young man is going to need as much help as he can get in recovering from this accident, and an experienced Myrtle Beach injury attorney could help him get the settlement he may be entitled to.