Pub chain fined £27,000 for open hatch fall

Source: on 2009-10-06 13:55:00

Pub chain J D Wetherspoon must pay £38,000 in fines and costs after a customer disappeared down an open hatch in the middle of The Ernehale pub and restaurant in Arnold, Nottinghamshire. Gedling Borough Council prosecuted the firm following the incident in November 2007 when a 56-year-old man, who had called into the pub for breakfast, fell around 1.4 metres through the hatch in the floor of the public lounge ...

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