The Sydney Skywalk at Centrepoint Tower in the CBD has re-opened today after a second person fell to their death from the popular tourist attraction in just four months.
Emergency services rushed to Sydney’s tallest building at about 7pm last night, after reports that a man had loosened his safety harness and jumped from the 268-metre high, glass bottom platform.
Shortly after the incident, Sydney Tower Eye tweeted that the attraction would close until further notice.
Please note the attraction will be closed until further notice.
— Sydney Tower Eye (@SydneyTowerEye) July 8, 2018
While there were a few calls to shut down the attraction, comments on social media are mostly in support of keeping it open.
In March this year, a 22-year-old woman fell to her death from the same spot after acting in a similar fashion.
A review of safety procedures was held after the tragedy and tighter protocols were put in place, such as new full-body safety harnesses which require a final check by Skywalk staff before the participant is allowed out on the platform, and a compulsory declaration form participants must sign saying they agree not to tamper with or remove their safety equipment.
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