Investigators have now stated that the platform that collapsed on the September 21st zip line accident that happened at KapohoKine’s Honoli’i Outpost killing a Maui resident who had been working on the lines, had previously collapsed two months previously before the incident.
A pair of stabilizing anchors failed to keep a zip line platform from collapsing, killing one worker and critically injuring another on Sept. 21, according to a police report.
Additionally, contractors working on the project told police that the same zip line — Line No. 8 at the Honolii Mountain Outpost course recently built for Hilo-based eco-tourism company KapohoKine Adventures — had experienced a similar collapse prior to the accident that claimed the life of 36-year-old worker Ted Callaway…
The Maui News reported that the platform previously collapsed TWO months before the accident:
A police report says the Big Island zipline tower that collapsed and sent a worker plunging to his death had experienced a similar collapse eight weeks prior...
I had previously been up to Honoli’i Mountain outpost about THREE months before the accident when I rode the first four lines. The other lines were still being constructed.
So basically what this tells me… is that the platform collapsed the first time about a month after it was built and ready to be ridden as I was there three months before the accident and they weren’t completed yet.
I only published a few of the pictures I took three months ago on my site previously. Now that more information is coming out… I figured I would publish the rest of the pictures from my June 16th zip line trip with KapohoKine at the Honoli’i Outpost.
Filed under: aloha, Announcements, Big Island, Entertainment, Environment, Hawaii, Rumors, Security, Unexplained Phenomenon Tagged: | Honoli'i Mountain Outpost, KapohoKine, Zipline Death, Zipline Safety, Ziplining in Hawaii, Ziplne Pictures