University of Washington fraternity member breaks back in fall

The Seattle Times reports that another University of Washington student has been seriously injured in a fall at a fraternity house. The fall occurred at the Theta Chi house located at 4535 17th Ave NE when the student was climbing a ladder. He fell about 25 feet and landed on his back. He suffered a serious injuries including a skull fracture, a broken back and broken ribs.

In a previous posting,
we discussed the history of falls resulting in severe injuries. The University has had a hands-off policy regarding many of the falls because they happened at fraternities which are off-campus. Police reports indicate that there have been 11 tragic accidents in the past 25 years due to falls with six deaths and five resulting in severe injuries such as broken backs. All of the injured or killed students have been males between 18 and 21 years of age.

Click here to see a chronology of accidents at the University of Washington.

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