Carnival ride operator in court over boy's death

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The ride reopened two days after a six-year-old boy was flung to his death in Victoria, a court has heard. 9News

Ride operator Wittingslow Carnivals is charged with breaching workplace safety laws after Eugene Mahauariki fell from the Cha Cha ride at the 2017 Rye Easter Carnival.

Melbourne Magistrates Court has been told the ride reopened two days after the incident following modifications.A six-year-old boy was flung to his death on the ride. The Cha Cha was dismantled and further modifications were made before the ride returned to circulation. It's not in operation at the moment, but Wittingslow plans to use the ride in the future, the court was told.

WorkSafe inspectors are expected to give evidence at a committal hearing, which will determine whether the Wittingslow stands trial.

 

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