Perot Museum Confirms Injury of Visitor

Man injured on Jump exhibit last month

By Ellen Goldberg
|  Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013  |  Updated 11:48 PM CDT
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Perot Museum Confirms Injury of Visitor

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A visitor at the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science was sent to the hospital last month after he was injured on an exhibit.

The man was injured Dec. 30 on "Jump," an interactive exhibit in the Sports Hall. The exhibit allows visitors to see how high they can jump as compared to elite athletes.

"Emergency officials were contacted, and he was transferred to a hospital, where he underwent treatment for an injury to his left ring finger," museum spokeswoman Becky Mayad said.

"Jump" has been shut down indefinitely "in an abundance of caution," museum officials say.

"The safety of our visitors is our utmost importance," the museum said. "The museum continues to strive to ensure that the museum is safe and enjoyable for all our patrons."

Mayad said the museum is not identifying the man for privacy purposes.

"Jump" is not the first exhibit to close since the Perot Museum's Dec. 1 opening. A handful of others have closed while the museum works out some kinks.

There was no word Tuesday night on when the "Jump" exhibit could reopen.

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