Fairground worker to seek damages for broken bones?

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Several broken bones sustained during an accident at work may lead to a teenager pursuing a personal injury compensation claim.

Martin Brown was working for Alan Crow Amusements at a May Bank Holiday fair in Barnard Castel, Yorkshire, in 2010 when he was thrown from the company's Crazy Frog Ride as he attempted to balance it for customers.

The 17-year-old sustained a number of serious injuries - such as fractures to his skull, eye socket, jaw and wrists - when he was thrown from the attraction shortly after it started up.

An investigation into the incident by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) established that Elliot Crow of Alan Crow Amusements had failed to make sure the seating on the rise was properly restrained.

Andrew Mulligan of the HSE commented: "Fairground rides are designed to be safe and fun but operators have a duty to ensure all passengers are seated correctly and are using any restraints provided."

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30/04/2012 16:11