Saturday 24 March 2018

Saturday Night Show crew member awarded damages after RTE set accident

AN RTÉ worker, who was injured on the set of the station’s flagship The Saturday Night Show, has been awarded damages of €18,500.

Arthur McMullen, 59, from Goatstown, Co Dublin, fell over a studio floor lamp and injured his left elbow.

The accident happened in February 2010, but Mr McMullan suffers from pain in his elbow to this day.

Mr McMullan told Judge Jacqueline Linnane that on several occasions he had to free a drape which had become snagged up in a mirror ball and had fallen on his arm.

Judge Linnane said Mr McMullen had worked accident free in RTÉ for 38 years and said he had been working in poorly lit conditions in a cluttered studio at the time of his accident.

The show, which is broadcast at primetime and attracts a huge audience, is presented by Brendan O’Connor.

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