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An accident claim may be made by the family of a man who was killed after sustaining fatal head injuries while visiting Warwick Castle.
George Townley tripped and fell 14 ft over a low wall when crossing a bridge at the tourist venue in December 2007.
The 72-year-old was rushed to a nearby hospital but died the next day, resulting in the Health and Safety Executive investigating the incident.
Merlin Attractions Operations was found to have failed to take sufficient measures to protect visitors.
Speaking after the verdict, Rob Chapleo, an environmental health officer with Warwick District council, commented: "Mr Townley's fatal accident was foreseeable and would not have occurred if Merlin had undertaken a 'suitable and sufficient' risk assessment."
As well as the £350,000 fine, the company was also ordered to pay the council's legal costs of £145,000.
Warwick Castle was built in 914AD after the venue was commissioned by the daughter of Alfred the Great Ethelfleda.
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