Walking into the 60-foot Burning Man effigy isn't a safe thing to do. Just ask Anthony Beninati, who literally got burned in 2005 after venturing too close to the giant wooden figure while on his third trip to the Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert. He sued for damages. But on Tuesday, a California appeals court doused his hopes after finding that the "college-educated" man had assumed the risk of harm by walking directly into the effigy while remnants of it were still burning.
Man Burned by Burning Man Can't Sue Festival
July 2, 2009