A tragic accident has befallen a college student in the UK, causing her untimely passing at the young age of 20. Olivia Burt, a Durham University freshman, was waiting outside the Stonegate Pub Company when a decorative screen fell on her head. The incident occurred on a night that was hosting the “Game Over” student night, with the venue at full capacity of 630 attendees.
The trial in the case has now begun, with representatives for Miss Burt’s parents seeking answers and compensation. It is unimaginable to think that this young life was lost on a night out with friends. The Stonegate Pub Company did not assess risks and failed to ensure their customers’ safety, according to Mr. Jamie Hill KC, who is prosecuting for the Durham County Council.
— Jim Dickinson (@jim_dickinson) June 20, 2023
The loss of a young life is always a tragedy, and it is a travesty to think that Miss Burt’s life was taken in such a preventable way. One can only hope that from now on, companies such as the Stonegate Pub Company will make sure to assess risks and ensure their customers’ safety to avoid such tragedies from happening again. It is essential for parents, friends, families, and communities to know that their loved ones are safe when out on a night out.
Source: Conservative Institute