A child has suffered numerous injuries after being crushed by a MDF wall in a Durham carpet and beds store.
The incident took place at Darlington-based Frank’s The Flooring Store on 20 August 2016, which saw a three-year old boy sustain injuries to his head, pelvis, chest and abdominal areas after the wall collapsed on top of him.
Attending the scene, Durham Police said that the child was conscious while being treated before being airlifted to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough by the Great North Air Ambulance team.
The police also confirmed that the injuries were not life threatening and that an investigation is now underway into what happened and has been passed onto the Health and Safety Executive inspectors.
Frank’s Flooring issued a press statement following the incident, with a spokesperson commenting: “Our absolute main concern is with the well being of the child and, when the time is right, we will make the Health and Safety Executive fully-aware of the details of the accident.”
Family business Frank’s Flooring has 25 stores across the North East of the UK.