CHILD INJURED IN FALL: PLAY CENTRE CHARGED

WorkSafe has charged an indoor play centre in Maidstone after an eight-year-old child suffered a fractured spine when they fell about seven meters from a rope ladder in July 2022.

Entertainment Velocity, trading as Funtopia Maribyrnong, faces three charges under section 23(1) of the OHS Act for failing to ensure that persons other than employees were not exposed to health and safety risks.

WorkSafe alleges the company failed, so far as was reasonably practicable, to reduce the risk of uncontrolled falls by adequately inspecting, maintaining, and, where necessary, replacing its climbing safety equipment.

The matter is listed for a filing hearing at Melbourne Magistrates' Court on 28 March 2024.

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