Man alleges confetti cannon injury in lawsuit against Canucks

Friday February 13th, 2015

A man filed a lawsuit against the Vancouver Canucks, their ownership group and other parties that alleges he was injured by a "barrel" from an air confetti cannon at a game in 2011, according to the Toronto Sun.

The man, Davis Robert Baynton, claims he was struck in the head during the 2011 Western Conference final, when he was 15 years old. 

From the Sun:

Baynton stated in a notice of civil claim filed last July that he suffered several injuries as a result, including a traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic amnesia and more. The plaintiff claims that his resulting injuries have left him with "permanent physical disability" and loss of earning and housekeeping capacity.

The supplier of the air cannon, Hollynorth Production Supplies, responded to the lawsuit by saying the Canucks are responsible for because they "altered the air cannon, its components and its accessories, by modifying it or moving it, following the proper installation" performed by Hollynorth, according to the Sun.

Canucks COO Victor de Bonis said the following in a statement provided to QMI Agency:

"This was a serious and unfortunate incident. Our immediate concern was for Davis's health and well-being, which remain the most important considerations today. The safety and security of our guests is always the highest priority for our organization. We sincerely wish Davis and his family well.

"The air cannons were supplied by a third party service provider. Immediately following the incident, the air cannons were removed. The matter is now the subject of a legal claim that is being handled by the service provider's insurance and we are therefore not in a position to comment further at this time."

- Molly Geary

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