Home / Blog / Premises Liability / Woman dies after 400 foot fall at the Grand Canyon

Woman dies after 400 foot fall at the Grand Canyon

Posted on August 7, 2016 12:43 pm under Premises Liability

Colleen Burns, a 35-year-old Yelp executive, died on Friday, July 8 after she tripped at the Grand Canyon and fell over a cliff. She had been hiking at the Arizona destination when she fell around 400 feet.

Burns had helped to launch Yelp in Orlando around 7 years ago and the company stated that “her passing represents a tremendous loss to our company.” They expressed their deepest sorrow at her passing.

A friend Burns had been hiking with, Jessica Roman, said she had stepped just slightly out of the way for another person to move past and tripped over her own feet, falling backward.

Progressive house DJ Kaskade, who Burns was a fan of and close friends with, paid tribute to her on social media on the Saturday following her death.

We at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® believe that injury incurred where it could’ve been prevented by more adequate safety measures are of the most tragic. Our thoughts go out to Burns, her loved ones, and her coworkers at Yelp.