THE widow of a Port Elizabeth teacher who was crushed to death when a fairground ride collapsed on him in December 2011 has slapped its operators, Open Sky Amusement Park, with a R5.4-million lawsuit.
The summons issued on behalf of Ernest Meyer's widow, Daphine Meyer, alleges gross negligence in the operation of the park.
The bulk of her claim for damages is for Ernest's salary, for the rest of what would have been his working life, a R200000 claim for the trauma and pain she suffered in losing her partner, and a R50000 claim for future medical expenses as she still suffers from the shock of losing her husband.
In their plea Open Sky's operator, Fortuna 111 CC, admitted there was an accident, but denied causing Ernest's death. They further denied any negligence on their part.
The trial is due to start in the Port Elizabeth High Court on March 13.
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