UPDATE: Device manufacturer releases statement on death at Get Air at the Silo
The investigation continues into what happened after a 20-year-old woman was killed in an incident at a free fall attraction at Get Air at the Silo.
State investigators said they took the free fall device, called a Quick Jump XL to the makers, Head Rush Technology, to test the device. The investigators said they were not able to recreate the same situation with a malfunction of the device. They said the Quick Jump XL seemed to be working normally.
Head Rush Technology released the following statement that said in part:
The owners released the following statement after the incident:
"It's a relatively new device," said Scott Narreau, the head investigator for the Colorado Department of Labor.
They can be found in zip line courses across the country. Get Air at the Silo talked about the device when it was first installed in March of 2017.
"You clip into something that's called a quick jump and then you jump down into the other silo, which is a tremendous thrill because you look down, and it's just black and you free fall for about 15 feet, and then it catches you and lowers you down the rest of the way," said Joe White the Owner Get Air At The Silo.
"I do not know of any other incident like this happening on this type of device," said Narreau "In the amusement ride industry in Colorado this has probably been our first death in 15 years."
Narreau said the ride was inspected annually by a third party and daily by the owners as it is required to be.
"This device is in compliance with those inspections as well," said Narreau.