Tuesday 18 April 2017

WorkSafe investigates ride incident at Rye

WorkSafe is investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident in which a five-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after falling from a carnival ride in Rye yesterday.

The boy was on the Cha Cha ride when the incident took place, shortly after 5pm.

Initial inquiries indicate that the ride may have been used by carnival workers and their families after the carnival had closed.

WorkSafe was at the scene last night and issued a notice to ensure the scene was not disturbed so investigations could continue today.

Inquiries will focus on a number of issues, in particular the height requirements for riders, to determine if all safety procedures had been followed.

As the investigation is ongoing it is inappropriate to comment further.

Further Information

WorkSafe media enquiries: Peter Flaherty: 0478 881 663, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Caitlin Rode: 0434 685 577, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Public enquiries: Call the WorkSafe Advisory Service on 1800 136 089 between 8:30am and 5pm Monday to Friday, email info@worksafe.vic.gov.au or write to Advisory Service, PO Box 4306, Melbourne, 3001.