Wednesday 13 December 2017

Damages for boy who fell into ‘unprotected open cellar’

Ray Managh

A 15-YEAR-OLD student, who was injured six years ago after he fell head first two meters into an “unprotected open cellar,” was today awarded €15,000 damages in the Circuit Civil Court.

The court heard that on the 10th May 2007 Oisin Murray, who was then nine-year-old, was walking on the footpath on Temple Road, Blackrock, Co Dublin, when he fell into the open cellar of the Sheehans Café Bar.

Judge Matthew Deery was told that Oisin suffered an inch long laceration to his skull. He also suffered body bruising with abrasion.

Oisin, of Maretimo Villas, Blackrock, was taken to Our Lady’s Children Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin, where he was given antibiotics to treat an infection.

The court heard that his injuries had healed and he had made a full recovery and was back playing sports.

Oisin sued, for negligence, café owners Paul and Evelyn Sheehan through his mother Edel Gormally.

Judge Deery approved a settlement offer of €15,000 made by Mr and Ms Sheehan.

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