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Owner Of Royal Show Ride That Killed Child Pleads Guilty

The owner of a Royal Adelaide Show ride that killed a little girl in 2014 has pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety laws. 

The company behind the Airmaxx 360 ride, faces fines of up to $1.5 million dollars according to The Advertiser, following the tragic death of eight-year-old Adelene Leong. 

Little Adelene was flung 10m to her death, after riding the Airmaxx at the Royal Adelaide Show, while on holiday from Malaysia.  

In the Industrial Court on Tuesday, C, J & Sons Amusements Pty Ltd, pleaded guilty and its devastated Victorian-based co-director, Jenny-Lee Sullivan also admitted to similar charges. 

However, charges against Sullivan's husband, Clinton Watkins were dropped.

The company has been accused of a number of failures, including poor maintenance, inspection and staff training by the state's safety watchdog. 

Safe is Safe Pty Ltd and it's boss Hamish Grant Munro are also being prosecuted and will face trial next month.


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