The Mirror is reporting that a schoolboy had his neck broken during a PE lesson when he was crushed by a falling goalpost…
Alan Ramsay, 12, suffered three serious fractures when he was knocked unconscious after the goal tipped over when he tried to swing from its two-metre high crossbar.
Teachers and classmates looked on in horror as he lay on the floor for three minutes. unresponsive with bones sticking out of his mouth and neck.
His shocked mother raced to Liberton High School, Edinburgh, to find her son covered in blood before he was rushed to hospital.
The school is still raw from the death of Keane Wallis-Bennett, who died after a free-standing modesty wall near showers in a changing room collapsed on top of her as she got ready for PE.
He remains in hospital recovering from three serious fractures and damage to a blood vessel in his brain, which left him at the risk of a stroke…
Alan faces at least two months in a neck brace.
Doctors are still analysing the damage to his blood vessel, which could increase the risk of a stroke if untreated…
A spokesman for the city council said: “We wish Alan a full recovery and the school are offering every support to him and his family to ensure his education continues while he is off.
“We take all incidents of this nature extremely seriously and immediate action has been taken to prevent anything similar happening.
“The school has carried out a full risk assessment of all gym activities and other schools and community centres have been instructed to carry out an immediate review of similar equipment.
“The Health and Safety Executive has been informed…”
I guess the school could be in trouble over this but, in principle, what determines who might be at fault in a situation where someone is deliberately misusing equipment? Please give us your insights in the comments or via Twitter…
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