Fallen Climber Girl’s Mother hires Attorney for Wrongful Death

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Stephanie Gurney fell to her death about 3 months ago from about 200 feet up in Texas, more information found here. Now her mother has hired a lawyer to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.

You see Stephanie was a first time climber, on a job with her boyfriend. In a report from Deputy Sheriff Abel Quezada said that she was working for Joseph Grimes who her boyfriend Stephen Butler also worked for, was working for Jostan Communications.

According to the article Grimes climbed up first, after the safety meeting on the ground, climbed, then went back to the ground where he was talking on the phone when he heard her hit the ground, very, very sad. Grimes immediately called 911 and then they waited for the ambulance which took her to the hospital, unfortunately she didn’t make it.

According to Grimes the lanyard hook was not connected properly, he could see it on the ground. He was not allowed to touch it because it had to be investigated, according to the sheriff.

So far there is no indication of who will be sued or how the wrongful death investigation is going.

SBA has some comments about how the tower leasing works in the article I link to below. Make sure you take the time to read it.

For more information go to http://sanangelolive.com/news/county/2015-06-22/wrongful-death-lawsuit-planned-family-tower-fall-victim.

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  1. This is a great post, Wade. I am so saddened by this story and hope that it really does make people think about how important it is to help and look after new Greenhands.


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