A tragedy like the fire that took the lives of five girls in an escape room in Poland is unlikely to happen in the U.S., according to a man who operates five such entertainment ventures in the Midwest.
After the fire, Polish officials shut down 13 escape room entertainment sites for safety flaws, according to a report by USA Today. Officials said that five teenage girls were locked in an escape room at a private house in the city of Koszalin and had no emergency evacuation route.
Andrew Gipson, president of the Association of Room Escapes in North America and owner of an Omaha escape room, said there are several differences between the centers in…
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