HOUSTON — A customer is suing Stone Moves, an entertainment center that includes a rock-climbing gym, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent climber injuries.
Kase Mitchell Delano Kern filed a complaint on March 3 in the Harris County Circuit Court against Stone Moves, alleging that the defendant failed its responsibility to create a safe environment for its patrons.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff paid to use the rock wall features of the entertainment center on Dec. 16, 2016, when the carabiner on his harness broke as he was descending the wall, causing Kern to fall. He plummeted 15 feet onto his back and ankle, dislocating his left ankle joint, the complaint said. As a result, Kern claims he suffered physical injuries, mental anguish and incurred medical expenses.
The plaintiff holds Stone Moves responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to protect the plaintiff and assure his safety as he ascended and descended the rock wall, failed to take proper preventive measures to help eliminate the known risks and failed to give employees proper training to notice and to recognize worn and unsafe equipment.
The plaintiff seeks judgment for monetary relief of more than $1 million, prejudgment interest, costs of court, exemplary damages and for other relief to which plaintiff may be justly entitled. He is represented by Tobias A. Cole of the Cole Law Firm in Houston.
Harris County Circuit Court Case number 2017-15108