Charges laid over child's death on carnival ride


Wednesday, 05 December, 2018


Charges laid over child's death on carnival ride

Charges have been laid against a carnival ride operator after a child allegedly fell from one of its rides and died in 2017.

The six-year-old boy received critical head injuries after falling from the Cha Cha ride at Rye Easter Carnival on 17 April 2017, and died later in hospital.

Wittingslow Carnivals Pty Ltd is charged by WorkSafe Victoria with a breach of section 23 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, that persons other than its employees were not exposed to risks to their health and safety.

Charges were filed in the Dromana Magistrates’ Court.

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