A 26-year-old climbing gym employee was inspecting equipment at the end of the day when he appears to have lost his grip and fell 32 feet.
It happened in front of horrified workers at a shopping centre called The Heart of Yiwu in East China’s Zhejiang Province. The employee survived the fall but was found unconscious by medical personnel called to the scene.
According to the Mirror, He reportedly suffered multiple broken bones and continues to receive treatment at a local hospital. The indoor climbing center said in a statement that he had two years of climbing experience, and that, because he uses a hearing aide, he appeared not to have heard his coworkers asking him not to scale the wall without a harness.