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Nov 12, 2012, 7:50 AM

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Re: [marteneb] Auto Belay Malfunction
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If the climber is on the floor still properly attached to the auto belay with two broken legs sustained do to a ground fall then the auto belay is at fault. It could be the manufacturer or the gym that is at fault for its failure. However, that scenario can't happen without the auto belay failing. Its whole function is to prevent that from ever happening.

I know it sounds horrible to think about. However, was there any footage or pictures of him just before or while he fell? That goes a long way in proving exactly what happened.

There was a recent incident in our area where an experienced climber claimed the auto belay failed. However, there wasnít any footage, pictures, or witnesses to say whether she was secured in properly or not so I donít think the belay company or gym was ever held liable.

I donít like it when people sue for no reason. However, if the auto belay failed and injured someone then the company should pay for the expenses. I wish your husband a speedy recovery.

(This post was edited by JasonsDrivingForce on Nov 12, 2012, 7:52 AM)

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