Tödliche Strangulation im Helmband

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Tödliche Strangulation im Helmband

Beitragvon Walter » Mo Okt 26, 2015 11:54 pm

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Re: Tödliche Strangulation im Helmband

Beitragvon Walter » Mo Feb 22, 2021 7:38 pm

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Helmet strap strangled instructor
A Brighton charity worker died in a freak accident on an aerial slide at a Girl Guide outdoor pursuit centre, an inquest has heard.

Tanya Bocking, 41, was preparing to give a zip wire lesson to a disabled man when she was strangled by her helmet strap on the 45ft long slide.

The disabled man's carer raised the alarm when she arrived on the scene at Blackland Farm, East Grinstead.

The coroner at the Eastbourne hearing recorded a verdict of misadventure.

The inquest on Thursday heard the student and care worker Pat Brookes-Baker had arrived 15 minutes late for their lesson.


Measures such as handrails on the platform might have saved her life
Nat Bocking, brother
They found Ms Bocking hanging from the 20ft wire by a chest harness with her hat "askew".

A second harness, which would usually have been attached to a zip wire, was on the ground beneath her.

Staff could not resuscitate Ms Bocking, and she was pronounced dead on arrival at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.

Pathologist Andrew Rainey said the cause of death was given as asphyxiation due to ligature strangulation.

Coroner Alan Craze said the findings pointed to "a very unusual and extremely tragic death".

"It is abundantly clear no factor at all other than Tanya's own actions came into it," he said.

Safety measures

"Because of her experience I do not believe on the balance of probability she would have deliberately set off down the zip wire with the karabina in the position where it was found, suspended by the top (chest) harness alone. The dangers are obvious and it would be at the very best an uncomfortable ride.

"Whatever went wrong went wrong up on the (zip wire) platform... that is where she got in trouble. Whether she attempted to get out of the situation and by accident put her foot in the wrong place and then fell off I don't know but I am reasonably satisfied she did step off by accident."

The qualified instructor and trainer was described as "fit and healthy".

Speaking after the hearing, her brother Nat Bocking called for tighter safety measures at outdoor centres to prevent similar accidents.

"Measures such as handrails on the platform might have saved her life," he said.

At the time of her death in December 2003, Ms Bocking was operations director of Adventure Unlimited, a charity working with young and disadvantaged people.
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