An investigation has been launched after two teenagers were injured playing on equipment, which ‘appears to have failed’ in a Skegness play park last month.
The accident at Skegness Town Council’s Sunshine Play Area on October 8 has been reported to the Health and Safety Executive and East Lindsey District Council, which is now investigating.
Town clerk Steve Larner said the cause of the accident, in which two teenagers were taken to Skegness Hospital, remained ‘unknown’ .
However, having recently employed an ‘independent expert’ to carry out a health and safety investigation, he also said that the town council had done ‘everything it could reasonably be expected to do to prevent such an incident.’
Mr Larner also told councillors at last Wednesday’s town council meeting that the park had been vandalised prior to the accident.
Skegness Mayor Coun Mark Anderson added that he had been given a list of names regarding the incident, which appeared to have involved some ‘larking around’.
The play area was closed immediately after the accident was reported to the council, however vandals cut the chains and broke into it, necessitating a more ‘robust method’ of keeping it shut and the removal of some of its equipment.