Strange, but true that a 23-year-old special education teacher attended a Halloween party at the Hilton Palmer House Hotel in Chicago October 30, 2010 and died after falling four floors while trying to slide down a bannister.
The parents of Megan Duskey filed a lawsuit Tuesday, July 24, 2012 in Cook County seeking $500,000 in compensation against Hilton Worldwide, the Palmer House and the party event organizers Surreal Chicago and Adrenaline Y2K. The lawsuit claims negligence on the part of the hotel and event organizers for allowing up to 2,000 guests with event tickets to drink unlimited alcohol during the Halloween party.
Turns out I was at the Palmer House Hilton the week before this tragic accident in 2010 and I snapped a photo of the deadly Palmer House interior stairway bannister.
It never occurred to me to try and slide down the hotel bannister for fun.
The Lobby – Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago.
The Daily Mail has more story details.
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