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"Risk assessment for visits to the Eiffel tower..." Paris Warnings Or Dangers Tip by sourbugger

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I was wondering the other likely would it be for someone to fall on you if you were under the Eiffel tower in Paris.

So here's the risk assessment :

1) Floor area (assuming they jump inwards) = 100 meters * 100 meters
Therefore - 1 in 10,000 chance

2) Presume you spend about half an hour at the site, and the tower is open for 13 hours a day
Therefore - 10,000 * 26 = 1 in 260,000 chance

3) There are (on average) 4 suicides a year. So the chance on one day is one in 91.25

Therefore grand total = 260,000 * 91.25 = 1 in 23,725,000

You have twice the chance of being hit by a suicide faller under the Eiffel tower than winning the National lottery.

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2006
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