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Failings revealed over show ride death

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July 13, 2017

Adelene Leong, 8, who was killed when thrown from a ride at the Royal Adelaide Show in 2014.

Penalties are to be handed down in the South Australian Industrial Court over the death of an eight-year-old girl thrown from a ride at the Royal Adelaide Show.

Queensland-based company C, J & Sons Amusement Pty Ltd and one of its directors, Jenny-Lee Sullivan have admitted breaching safety laws in relation to the death of Adelene Leong.

The schoolgirl was on holiday from Malaysia when she died after being thrown 10 metres from the Airmaxx 360 ride in 2014.

Industrial Magistrate Michael Ardlie is due to impose penalties on Thursday after hearing submissions from defence and prosecution counsel in May.

The Airmaxx 360 ride was making its first appearance at the Royal Adelaide Show in 2014 and featured a rotating section with multiple arms that would spin and move up and down.

It was shut down immediately after the incident.

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