Ilya S. Savenok, Getty Images The sad news came across late Wednesday afternoon…
- Posted on Mar 1st 2010 8:55AM by Barnaby Smith
Witnesses described how the man ended up with a metal pin used to manoeuvre objects from his wheelchair embedded in his eye after falling from the wheelchair podium on to the floor at the Queensland Sport and Athletic Centre on Saturday night (Feb. 27).
The venue has faced criticism for not ensuring an appropriate barrier was in place to prevent such an accident. Both the side and rear edges of the podium were protected by barriers, with the front merely protected by a strip of timber and some tape.
A witness said the man's friend was "shattered, just devastated by what happened," while the injured man is said to be out of intensive care and in a serious but stable condition.
The concert was the second of two sold-out AC/DC shows in Brisbane, and attracted more than 45,000 people.