Published Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Hannah Wiley (middle) was killed in the accident. (© UTV)
Hannah Wiley, from Artigarvan, was a keen horse rider and was killed during a show jumping event at Eglinton Equestrian Club in Co Londonderry last month.
The Health and Safety Executive was set to investigate the 13-year-old's death, but then indicated that Derry City Council would head up the investigation.
Three days after Hannah died, Derry City Council said in a statement: "As a statutory Health and Safety enforcement body, DCC Environmental Health Officers are currently working with relevant organisations to determine the circumstances of this incident."
However, the Wiley family said no one seems to be actively trying to find out why Hannah died.
"We were told initially that Derry City Council was investigating it, but they have now stopped their investigation," her mother Ethna told UTV.
"To the best of our knowledge [the council's investigation] was only carried out on the Saturday and then on the Monday, it was stopped."
The Eglinton venue, which has staged high-profile events, is well-known in show jumping circles and has had a good safety record. No one from the club was available to comment.
Hannah's dad Edmund Wiley was at the club when the accident took place, and he had to phone his wife to tell her what had happened. He said the family just wants answers, which they hope could prevent other riders from being injured.
"We're not looking to blame anybody ... It's not going to bring my daughter back, but it's just to have a safe place for other riders to take part in other events," Mr Wiley explained.
"We're not apportioning blame to anyone. We just want to make it a safer place for other riders so that some good will come from our daughter's death," Hannah's mother Ethna added.
Derry City Council has said the investigation is not its responsibility, as it does not regard the Eglinton Equestrian Club as a workplace.
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