Girl ‘Suffers Head Injury At Suffolk Museum’

Specialist Calls For Lessons To Be Learnt

19.08.2011

A six-year-old girl has been hospitalised after being seriously injured when a museum display case fell on top of her, according to reports.

The Daily Telegraph has revealed that the youngster was taken by air ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge following the incident at the Sailors’ Reading Room in Southwold.

She was left with a head injury after the case, which contained a compass, fell on to her. Officials at the museum are investigating what happened.

Irwin Mitchell acts for a number of people who have suffered serious injuries in public places and buildings, including shopping centres, leisure centres, parks and museums.

David Urpeth, an expert in such public liability claims at the national law firm, said it was vital that authorities provide answers over the incident.

He explained: “Local authorities and other organisations have a duty to ensure that visitors to attractions are kept safe from any potential harm, and this is of particular importance in the summer months when such sites are popular with many families.

“This incident has undoubtedly raised questions about safety at the museum in question, so we hope both staff at the site and other authorities will work quickly to determine what happened and how it could have been prevented.

“Ultimately, we also hope that lessons can be learnt during the investigation that will go some way towards preventing anything similar happening again either at this site or other museums across the UK.”

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