Family Sues After Death of Boy, 5, Who Was Crushed at Rotating Restaurant

Charlie Holt
Charlie Holt

The family of a young boy killed in a tragic accident at a rotating restaurant in Georgia is now suing the establishment.

Charlie Holt, 5, died from a head injury at the Sun Dial restaurant on April 14 after he allegedly wandered a few feet away to have a look at the view on the 72nd floor of the building in downtown Atlanta.

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He somehow became lodged in a five-inch space between a table, which was rotating, and a wall.

Holt’s parents allege in the lawsuit the restaurant failed to prevent a “longstanding safety hazard” that led to the child’s death, New York Daily News reported.

They also disputed claims that the boy wandered away from his family.

“The Sun Dial had no protections to stop children from getting close to the pinch point or to stop the rotation of the floor if a child became trapped in the pinch point,” the lawsuit reportedly said.

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The restaurant is located inside of the Westin Peachtree Hotel, which is owned by Marriott International, Inc. The family is suing both for negligence.

Holt was rushed to the hospital after the accident but he later died.