…This year a man has been left in a critical condition after accidentally hanging himself on a noose that had been set up as a Halloween prop at a nightclub!
Fortunately, the reveller’s condition has improved and the local council are investigating the safety of the event. The owner of the club said it was a “freak accident” involving a low-hung prop that had been safely used for several years.
However, the diverse ways in which we now celebrate social events and occasions also increase the risk of injury (and possible claims). After all, the risk is that a Court could find that occupiers could potentially have to take extra care where adults are under the influence.
Event organisers should keep a constant eye on assessing their venues to ensure that they are complying with their statutory obligations…
especially with Bonfire Night on the horizon!
Posted by Jonathan Cook, who specialises in defendant public liability work including employers’, occupiers’ and highways liability cases from initial instruction to trial. Including small claims, fast and multi track work.
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