Lawsuit Launched In Fort Gibraltar Collapse

Lawsuit Launched

WINNIPEG - The parents of a child who needed surgery after a platform collapsed at Fort Gibraltar are suing the City of Winnipeg and Festival du Voyageur.

Grade 5 students were on a field trip at the popular historic site on May 31st when an elevated walkway collapsed, sending 17 children and an adult to hospital.

The statement of claim alleges the injured kid fell six metres to the ground and had to be rushed to hospital, where he underwent surgery for fractures in his right wrist and left hip.

The suit says he will need to undergo further surgery and is at risk of permanent disability.

TOPICS:   Winnipeg News

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