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How safe is bungee jumping?

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Safety concerns surrounding bungee jumping surfaced after a freak accident on Tuesday. A 36-year-old man called Park died in Naju, South Jeolla, when the bungee jump cord broke. The police say the owner of the bungee jump operation was responsible for two previous accidents in 2003 and 2005. Police also stated they are handling the case as negligence on Shins behalf and have booked him and are now in the process of investigating him for negligent manslaughter. According to the police, the cord was suitable for people weighing 50 to 70 kilograms (110.23 pounds to 154.32 pounds) but the victim weighed over 80 kg. The cord has been submitted to the National Institute of Scientific Investigation for testing. According to Choi Cheol-hee, a manager at Riverland, accidents resulting from bungee jumps should never lead to deaths. There have been bungee jump accidents before in Bundang and near Nami Island in the past; however, since the towers are located next to a lake or a river, the ... more
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