04 September 2007
Theatre may face charges after star falls
The Pavilion Theatre in Glasgow may face criminal charges after one of its stars fell during a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk, the Daily Record reports.
Panto star Janette Tough suffered a fractured skull, collarbone and ribs in 2004 after plummeting from a mechanical bean stalk.
Glasgow City Council has reported the theatre to the procurator fiscal, claiming that it breached four health and safety laws.
The council's report accuses it of failing to thoroughly examine lifting equipment prior to use and of not suitably assessing health and safety risks.
In March Ms Tough received £130,000 compensation from Steeldeck, the operators of the beanstalk.
In related news, a Dagenham based dairy was recently forced to pay £8,000 after it was found to have breached health and safety regulations.
One of its employees trapped his arm in a milk bottling machine and subsequently required major reconstructive surgery.