July 22, 2012 · 0 Comments
Nassau Bahamas – July 22, 2012 – (www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com) Here is a summary of the past weeks injuries from hotel balcony falls.
New Zealand Man in critical condition after 42m fall from balcony – According to the New Zealand Herald, a 25-year-old man who plunged 12 storeys from a hotel balcony in central Auckland remains in a critical condition.
A firefighter, at the scene, said “He hit the roof really hard and broke a rafter. I have never seen anyone survive a fall from that height.”
According to the hotel’s manager Caz Vance said the man hadn’t been staying at the All Seasons but had been visiting a guest.
“It was obviously an extremely serious situation and the emergency services were called immediately,” Vance added. “The man was on the 16th floor when the incident happened and he fell about 12 floors onto the roof next door. It was terrible.”
An Auckland police spokeswoman said: “We can confirm that a 25-year-old man was taken to hospital with very serious injuries. Early indications were that it wasn’t suspicious but the incident will be investigated.”
According to the Las Vegas Review Journal Las Vegas police believe a man from Miami Beach, Fla., who fell 25 stories from a hotel room at The Mirage on Monday morning committed suicide.
According to reports the man’s wife came out of the shower and did not see her husband in the room. She noticed that the window was open and when she looked out she saw her husbands body on the ground.
Police are investigating.
The Times of Malta reports that the16-year-old German boy who fell a height of four storeys while trying to climb from one balcony to another on Friday is still in hospital but is recovering well, the police said.
The boy suffered fractures but no life threatening injuries when he fell as he was trying to climb from a third-floor balcony to the balcony above it.
A year ago, a 14-year-old German boy died when he fell from an eighth-floor hotel room in Paceville.
A month earlier, a 36-year-old Finn fell off the balcony of his Hilton hotel room to the marina below and was critically injured.
In July 2010, a 15-year-old Russian girl fell five storeys to her death as she was attempting to jump from her balcony to her friend’s room at a hotel in St Paul’s Bay.