Safety inspector banned from operating after M&D’s crash

The Tsunami was given a safety certificate just weeks before it crashed
The Tsunami was given a safety certificate just weeks before it crashed

The inspector who gave a rollercoaster at M&D’s a safety certificate just weeks before it crashed has been handed a ban by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

The HSE is continuing its investigation into the Tsunami derailing at the Strathclyde Park attraction on Sunday, June 26, which injured 10 people.

As part of this it has served a prohibition notice on Craig Boswell of Amusement Inspection Services who issued M&D’s with a Declaration of Operational Compliance for the ride on June 10.

A spokesperson for HSE said: “As part of the ongoing investigation, HSE has taken enforcement action against an independent fairground ride inspector.

“They have been served with a prohibition notice, which prevents them from undertaking any inspection of fairground rides until the condition of the prohibition notice is fulfilled.

HSE is working with industry bodies to ensure all fairground owners are aware of the prohibition notice.

Ride owners directly affected by this individual’s work are being contacted through industry bodies to ensure they are able take any appropriate action that is necessary.

“We are working with the Amusement Devices Safety Council (ADSC) to ensure that public safety at fairgrounds remains a priority’.”

An 11-year-old boy remains in hospital following the incident.