A business and social services agency are facing legal action after a boy was seriously injured while paying on an inflatable pirate ship at a Halloween party last year.

According to a statement of claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court in Prince George, the boy, whose age was not provided, was “bounced into the air by another child” and landed on his head on a cement floor about eight feet below.

He suffered a skull fracture, traumatic brain injury, loss of hearing and bleeding out of his right ear, bruising under his right eye, injuries to both his arms and tailbone as well as cuts and scrapes, and he continues to suffer from the injuries.

The incident occurred Oct. 30, 2015 at the Family Fun Centre, located in the Roll-A-Dome and operated by L.A. Promotions and Tent Rentals, which is named as an defendant.

The ship, “was not in a condition that was safe for use,” the guardian contends in the claim. “There were no safety barriers, and the cement floor was not sufficiently padded to prevent injury to persons using the facility.”

In turn, L.A. Promotions has denied responsibility, saying in a response to the claim that he utilized the attraction in a “rambunctious and unsafe fashion” and failed to follow instructions for safe use given to him by event personnel.

Source: Lawsuit launched over skull fracture from fall off bouncy ship