A mother and her three year old son were seriously injured when they visited Manor House Wildlife Park in west Wales. They were stroking the animals in a Wallaby enclosure when strong winds caused a 25 metre beech tree to fall on them. Fortunately the two have subsequently recovered from their injuries.
The company admitted two breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act as they had not got an effective tree maintenance and safety system in place.
This serves to highlight the need for Land Owners to protect themselves against Legal Liability arising from the ownership of land and also to ensure that they have an effective safety system in place.
aba are able to assist with their Land Owners Liability cover as well as providing advice on Risk Management issues.