MRandall25 wrote: AlexPKeaton wrote:
MRandall25 wrote:How are you supposed to foresee a mother dropping her child into a wild dog exhibit if it's never happened before anywhere?
Lets just put it like this. Say this was a pit of acid right next to an elementary school. Would it be acceptable for the owner of this pit of acid to have a 4 foot railing and no other safety measures, even if no one has ever fallen in?
One would assume people would be smart enough not to hang themselves over the fence and put themselves in danger.
In an extraordinarily dangerous exhibit, frequented by young kids and unpredictable toddlers, I think it is perfectly reasonable that additional safety measures above and beyond a simple railing should be required.
Also, did the mother hang the kid completely over the railing, put the kids entire weight on the railing fully, or simply have his legs on the railing while holding on - and the unpredictable toddler leaped out because he saw a doggy. I would need more details on this to fully assess blame.