By Brett Lackey For Daily Mail Australia and Australian Associated Press
Published: 05:47 GMT, 12 February 2020 | Updated: 05:48 GMT, 12 February 2020
An Easter show ride was allowed to reopen two days after a six-year-old boy fell to his death at a Victorian carnival.
Eugene Mahauariki's life support was switched off four days after he fell from the Cha Cha ride at the 2017 Rye Easter Carnival.
Ride operator Wittingslow Carnivals was charged with breaching workplace safety laws by failing to ensure people were not exposed to risk.
Victoria's workplace safety watchdog allowed the ride to reopen two days after the April 17 incident, Melbourne Magistrates Court was told on Wednesday.
Eugene Mahauariki's life support was switched off four days after he fell from the Cha Cha ride at the 2017 Rye Easter Carnival
Paramedics rushed to the scene on Easter Monday 2017 after the boy fell from the ride and he was transported to Royal Children's Hospital
The Cha Cha can still be operated, but is not currently in use.
Eugene was the son of a Wittingslow employee and seated on the ride next to another six-year-old when he slipped out from underneath the lap bar, according to a prosecution summary.
Seatbelts were fitted to the Cha Cha after the boy fell and before WorkSafe issued an improvement notice seven months later.
The ride was then shut down again and dismantled, with further modifications made before it was allowed to operate again.