Chessington World of Adventures fined £150,000 over Health & Safety Breach

Chessington World of Adventures has been fined £150,000 and ordered to pay £21,000 in costs by Guildford Crown Court in relation to a breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

The breach came to light following an accident in which a four year old girl suffered a fractured skull, fractured ribs and a bleed on the brain.

Passing sentence at Guildford Crown Court, HHJ Noel Lucas QC said: “The risks were obvious and should have been avoided prior to the accident…The repairs in my judgement were shoddy.”

Matthew Butt prosecuted the case representing the Health and Safety Executive.

13th January 2015