Coomera three-year-old Hunter Young died in hospital after being found injured at Inflatable World Toowoomba.
Coomera three-year-old Hunter Young died in hospital after being found injured at Inflatable World Toowoomba.

Mum's outrage over Inflatable World 'safety' practices

A QUEENSLAND mum has slammed Inflatable World Toowoomba for not adequately 'supervising' children properly after a little boy was fatally injured at the play centre on Sunday.

Coomera's Hunter Young died on Monday after the three-year old was found with injuries to his head near the bottom of a slide at the centre the day before.

In a separate incident, Renee Williamson told the Brisbane Times that her 10-year-old son, Kieran, broke his leg a the centre in November last year.

According to court documents Kieran slipped at the edge of a  "cliff jump".

Ms Williamson has accused the centre of  failing to maintain a safe premises, warn about risks, train her son and employ competent staff.

"It's just impacted him a great deal. Behaviourally he did change," Ms Williamson told the Brisbane Times.

"We had to seek therapy because he's got this fear of doing new things.

"He's worried he's going to injure himself again doing something fun."

 KidSafe Queensland CEO Susan Teerds said she was worried about the safety of inflatable parks.

"It can be dangerous," Ms Teerds said.

An Inflatable World spokeswoman said the company was working with authorities to find out why Hunter died.

"Inflatable World takes the health and safety of our patrons, staff and others very seriously while they are onsite and have taken extensive measures to ensure we have the highest measures for workplace safety," the spokeswoman said in a statement to media.

Worksafe Queensland is preparing a report into Hunter's death for the coroner. - ARM NEWSDESK


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