Big Island Zip Line Co-Owner Vows Course Safety

The co-owner of a Big Island zip line course where a construction worker was killed while testing the attraction says the business will remain closed until it’s completely safe.

The KapohoKine Adventures course has been closed since the Sept. 21 collapse of a platform that sent Ted Callaway plunging to his death.

Tony DeLellis told the Hawaii Tribune-Herald Tuesday he was on the property that day and vows that kind of accident will never happen again. He’s hired Pacific Ground Systems to replace platform anchors, which a police investigation found ripped out of the ground and caused the tower to collapse.

Project Engineer Paul Weber says the anchors are being set into the lava bedrock, which can be up to 30 feet below a layer of very loose soil.