A props assistant at State broadcaster RTE has been awarded
€18,500 in compensation at the Circuit Civil Court for injuries he sustained after
trying to unsnag a curtain during a studio rehearsal of The Saturday Night
Show. Arthur McMullan of Goatstown, Dublin, injured his elbow in the fall,
colliding with a studio lamp after hitting the floor in February 2010.
As part of his claim McMullan said that RTE was aware that
the curtain had been presenting a persistent problem to workers, and as part of
his evidence, showed a clip of host Brendan O’Connor being forced to hold back
the curtain during a band performance. McMullan also benefited from testimony
provided by one of his colleagues.