An RTE employee has been awarded €18,500 after falling while trying to open a curtain during a rehearsal for The Saturday Night Show.
The Circuit Court heard how Arthur McMullan (59) of Goatstown, Dublin was attempting to release the curtain from a mirror ball after it had begum tangled but he fell over a studio floor lamp and sustained an injury to his elbow.
Mr.McMullan claimed that RTE was aware of the fact that the curtain needed to be repaired and to support this claim he showed a video in court in which Brendan O’Connor had to hold back the curtains. Judge Jacqueline Linnane was also told by one of Mr.McMullan’s work colleagues that the curtains always presented a problem.
Since the accident Mr.McMullan has continued to experience pain in his left elbow. Taking all the evidence in to account the judge ruled in his favour.