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Tito Traversa Killed in a Fall 22-May-2018 At 10:16:33 AM Macciza
Well heres some comments from me as a parent... based on my understanding of the incident: where someone else is taking mine and some other kids climbing and thereby taking some responsibility to look after them. Apparently it was the first time he'd climbed without his dad there...

If you are taking people out climbing you owe them some sort of duty of care and more so when they are younger, or inexperienced... You need to really keep an eye on a whole bunch of things and try to keep them under control... Like, what is that mum doing with those new draws.... better check on them... right through to ok, the kids about to climb, lets have a good look at him before he sets off... I don't believe the wrongly setup draws would be unnoticeable to a decent casual inspection and certainly any moderately close view should make it fairly obvious...

It would seem that from the courts deliberation they decided not enough care was taken in overseeing the situation which may have avoided the accident... Which is how it should be as far as I am concerned... If you're taking people out climbing and you are promising to take care of them in some way then you need to actual try to take care of them, not just say that you will...

Yeah sure, statistically there will be more kid accidents with more kids climbing etc etc but this does not really fit in with general accidents that experienced adults have... sure, someone with no idea could put draws together like that and give them to an inexperienced adult who may not notice the danger etc but hopefully if an experienced adult was supervising they would be checking what was being done etc..

Basically it was an avoidable tragedy and the court decision hopes to make future people more proactive in their care to avoid such situations...

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