Two years ago the president and CEO of Tulare Chamber of Commerce was killed in a skydiving accident.
Jennifer McCoun was 40 years old and had recently taken up skydiving the previous summer. The lawsuit alleges that the Velcro on the parachute she used on her January 31, 2009 accident was too worn. Her parachute did open, but when it did it immediately began spinning and never opened up and she fell to the ground without a parachute.
Jennifer actually survived for three hours after the accident, but the skydiving company did not get her to the hospital until after she died. The company also never dialed any of her emergency contacts. It was not until her mother contacted the skydiving facility that they found out she had been in an accident.
Upon further investigation it was found that some of the parachute packers drink alcohol and smoke marijuana while on the job. Experts also say that the maintenance of the parachutes was very poor. The company had advertised that they had no previous accidents, but in fact two deaths had occurred at their facility and even after Ms. McCoun’s death they still claimed that there were no accidents.
The family of Jennifer McCoun has filed a lawsuit against the skydiving company and they are seeking damages for an unspecified amount.
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Posted February 10th 2011 to Wrongful Death
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