More than 100 injured at trampoline park

Health and safety investigates after series of injuries at new Midlothian attraction

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Girls And Boy Jumping On Trampoline

More than 100 injuries at a trampoline centre in Scotland have led to a health and safety investigation.

Ryze in Mayfield Industrial Estate, Dalkeith, opened in January and has seen 102 accidents including a broken neck and back in just three weeks.

According to the BBC, the Midlothian attraction says that despite this figure, it was "better than the industry norm" with only seven serious injuries.

Mum Claire McKenna told the BBC that safety procedures were "absolutely crazy" after her husband Christopher broke his neck at the park.

Another woman, Laura Bruce-Wootton, said she broke her back at Ryze and was asked to get up by staff, when "I should have been left lying down where I was until an ambulance arrived."

A spokeswoman for Midlothian Council told Edinburgh Evening News: "Once we became aware that this business was operating, our inspections visited the premises on 6 February and gave advice on the company's health and safety obligations.

"So far, we've received no reports of accidents at Ryze Ultimate Trampoline Park.

"However, having been made aware of a number of allegations of injuries, we have visited the premises and our inquiries are ongoing."

Meanwhile, Deadline News reports that visitors are taking to social media to write reviews about their experiences at the centre.

Karen Ann Hogg, 54, from Edinburgh wrote on Facebook: "I was bouncing on a trampoline when a basketball caught my left foot.

"I dislocated my knee and tore off a ligament. This area needs regulating."

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