15 injured on T in the Park funfair ride
Posted: July 24, 2014
Posted in: Public Liability
An investigation has been launched to uncover how fifteen people were injured on a funfair ride at T in the Park earlier this month. The annual weekend music festival saw around 85,000 fans attend Balado each day, alongside an estimated 70,000 campers. The accident happened on the campsite’s 200ft high Star Flyer when it stopped too fast, injuring 15 riders.
The ride was closed following the accident so as organisers could examine the machinery. A similar accident happened in December last year when a seat fell off the ride in Edinburgh. An individual had been on the seat when the plastic moulding broke and fell around 100ft onto the ride’s box office roof.
“gives rise to an entitlement to compensation”
Of the fifteen individuals injured in the accident, only one required hospital treatment. The rest were treated on-site by festival staff. One solicitor commented on the accident:
“Operators of funfair attractions have a duty of reasonable care to all who could be affected by the normal use of their rides … Injury arising from breach of such a duty imposed by law gives rise to an entitlement to compensation.”
The cause of the incident is yet to be revealed, but the funfair ride will remain out of use until then. T in the Park organisers apologised to all of those injured in the incident.
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