Worthing Borough Council Director for Communities, John Mitchell, issued the following statement today (Friday April 18th) on a fairground ride accident last night:
“Following an accident on a fairground ride at Worthing seafront last night (Thursday 17th April) our thoughts are with the woman injured in the accident and her family. We wish her a full and speedy recovery. We are grateful to the emergency services who attended the scene promptly.
“The fairground ride operators and Worthing Borough Council will fully co operate with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and relevant authorities into the investigation that will take place. In the meantime, the ride will remain closed until HSE clearance is received to re-open the ride. At the current time we are unable to confirm when the investigation will be completed.”