A holiday park has been prosecuted by Cornwall Council, after a five year old boy suffered serious personal injury after falling from a climbing frame.
Bodmin Magistrates’ Court, was told that the five year old was playing on a climbing frame at the Penstowe Manor Holiday Park, in Kilkhampton, Bude, North Cornwall, when he fell and hit his head on a concrete block.
The BBC’s web site is reporting that Cornwall Council was alerted to the breach of health and safety regulations, after the mother of the child reported the incident to the authority.
Penstowe Leisure Ltd, owners of the holiday park was fined £9,500 and ordered to pay court costs totalling £5,500, following a successful prosecution by Cornwall Council at Bodmin Magistrates’ Court.
Speaking after the court hearing a spokesperson for the council stated that they were committed to working with local businesses’ but would not hesitate to prosecute in the event that companies failed in their responsibilities to protect employees and members of the public.
Penstowe Leisure Ltd, have not as yet commented on the incident and it is not known if the child’s family have made a claim for personal injury compensation.