Footballer to sue Turnberry Golf Club

Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick November 12, 2011 14:16

Footballer to sue Turnberry Golf Club

A former goalkeeper for Glasgow Rangers Football Club is to sue Turnberry Hotel and Golf Club in Scotland after he fell off a ladder there two years ago.

Peter McCloy was working at the world-famous golf resort as a starter in the build up to the 2009 Open Championship when he was asked to fix a net on the first tee of the course.

A colleague fetched a ladder for him but left him alone to carry out the work. During the job, the frame slipped and he fell 10 feet to the ground below.

McCloy seriously injured himself as a result of the fall, breaking a bone in his shoulder. Despite surgery to fix the break, he has been left with limited movement in the joint and is at risk of developing arthritis.

McCloy is seeking £50,000 in ‘ladder accident compensation’ for his injuries. The club is defending the case on the basis that this figure is excessive, and that Mr McCloy was at least partly responsible for the accident for choosing to climb the ladder while it was not footed.

Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick November 12, 2011 14:16
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