Date of Incident

15/09/2019

Country

England

Route

Incident

My helmet did not cover my forehead. I was reaching with outstretched arms above my head to place a nut. The nut slipped out of my hand and fell onto my forehead. This time it only left a bump but had the gear hit me from a greater height, I could have been in trouble.

Lessons

Choose a helmet that covers your forehead

Activity

Trad rock climbing

When

Ascending

Injury

Minor injury

Causes

Inadequate equipment, clothing or footwear

Anonymous?

Yes

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

Yes

Rescue Services Involved?

None

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