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Court Summary - at a glance
- Ensure any modification is done in a way that did not result in a protruding bolt on a rotating shaft
- Make and keep a record of any alterations on a device register in accordance with regulation 15(4) of the Amusement Devices Regulations 1978
- Ensure a device is not operated until the hazard was eliminated or isolated to the satisfaction of the relevant examining engineer and
- Impose minimum age and/or height restrictions on the entry to the device, such as 6 years of age and 1.2 metres
The Crazy Circus amusement device is a two-storied walk-through motorised obstacle course for children.
On the day of the incident, the victim, aged two years, went on the Crazy Circus at the Trillion Funfest event. The victim’s left leg became entangled under a motorised spinning padded cylinder on the Crazy Circus after being caught by a protruding bolt.
As a result, the victim sustained multiple left leg fractures to his femur, tibia and fibula, and a 10cm wound to his left ankle.