Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Woman to Sue Tate Modern after Breaking Hand on Slide

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Woman to Sue Tate Modern after Breaking Hand on Slide

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Byline: ROB SHARP

THE Tate Modern faces a legal battle after a visitor was injured on one of the gallery's stainless steel slides.

Charity worker Kate Phillips is suing the gallery after breaking her hand on the exhibit last year.

Ms Phillips, from Glasgow, said she broke bones in her hand and needed seven stitches after sliding down a helter-skelter designed by Belgian artist Carsten Holler, currently one of the museum's star attractions.

Ms Phillips said: "I am claiming for the loss of facility of my right hand...it's been a real problem.

I couldn't type, write or drive for two months. I travel extensively with work but I couldn't even carry a suitcase. Only now, three months on, am I starting to get back to normal."

The slides have attracted more than 500,000 visitors since they opened in October and the gallery confirmed there had been five reported injuries.

Ms Phillips said: "I'm still having physiotherapy.

It's sore and sometimes keeps me awake at night. …

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