OSHA for Chess Players
October 24, 2006
Via the Boylston Chess Club, we learn the hazards of chess…
from the nashville city paper
The Opryland Hotel has been named as a defendant in a federal wrongful death lawsuit…
The civil action claims [that Rosanna] Lane died as an indirect result of injuries she sustained when an Opryland Hotel conference table suddenly collapsed on her lap.
Lane was attending a chess tournament held at the Opryland Hotel April 2005 when, according to the complaint, a conference table “suddenly and without warning” broke and fell directly on Lane’s lower body.
Her injuries required surgery to her knee, the lawsuit says. And as a result of that surgery she developed an infection that ultimately killed her.