Video Credit: AsiaWire
This is the moment a boy pushes a shopping centre glass door open which suddenly explodes into pieces covering him in glass shards.
The accident happened at the Taskin shopping complex in Changsha, capital of Hunan Province in Central China, on 30th September.
Footage of the incident shows the six-year-old boy, who has not been named, playing by the shopping centre’s entrance with his grandmother when he pushes open one of the large glass doors.
As the door appears to be pushed beyond the range of its hinge, the pane suddenly explodes and countless glass shards rain down on the child’s head.
The stunned boy is plucked off the floor by his grandmother as the video ends.
The child was later taken to hospital by his nan and a member of staff from the shopping centre. He was treated for multiple cuts, but none was life-threatening.
Ms Tan, the boy’s mother, is now in talks with Taskin management over compensation, but the two parties are understood to be at an impasse over the amount demanded.
Ms Tan said: “His arm, back – everywhere was cut by glass.
“It’s been over 10 days, and they’re yet to take responsibility for the incident.
“Shopping centres are public areas. They should’ve put up warnings informing customers which doors aren’t allowed to be pushed, or shouldn’t be opened beyond a certain angle.
“There’s definitely a quality issue with their door. A six-year-old boy pushed it and it shattered!
“There’s no way that’s up to safety standards.”
Taskin spokesman Deng Nengwu said it was unable to meet the family’s compensation demands, but that it was open to further talks.
If an amicable agreement cannot be reached in private talks, the family would need to take legal action, Deng said.
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