27 Oct 2015

Mother takes on MBIE over daughter's indoor rock climbing accident

From Nine To Noon, 9:25 am on 27 October 2015

A Tauranga mother who fought for three years for an indoor rock climbing facility to be held accountable for her daughter's serious injuries, has received a formal apology from Worksafe investigators. In 2012, Sophie McCauley was attempting a a belayed climb up a suspended ladder when she fell four metres onto a concrete floor. She broke her hip and her foot in several places and later required surgery. Worksafe New Zealand has admitted it wrongly cleared the Rock House in Mt Maunganui of any wrongdoing and failed to do a comprehensive investigation.