Tamworth Regional Council closes playground equipment after a child was injured

INVESTIGATION: The council has taped-off the wheelchair carousel after a child was injured on the equipment on Saturday. Photo: Jacob McArthur

INVESTIGATION: The council has taped-off the wheelchair carousel after a child was injured on the equipment on Saturday. Photo: Jacob McArthur

COUNCIL has cordoned-off yet another piece of equipment at the Kable Ave playground, after a child was seriously injured on the weekend.

A young child was taken to John Hunter Hospital after she apparently had a toe severed while playing on the wheelchair carousel on Saturday, June 10.

Tamworth Regional Council has taped-off the equipment as it continues to investigate the incident.

“To ensure the safety of children using the facility, council will always take the most precautionary approach when incidents like these occur and as such we closed the wheelchair carousel on Saturday so we could investigate the incident,” a council spokesperson said.

“We apologise for the closure of the equipment however we hope to have it re-opened within the next week and we would like to thank users of the playground for their understanding and support.

The sky-walk equipment at the playground is still taped-off after vandals caused significant damage to the structure last month.

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