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Payout after beanstalk accident
Janette Tough
Janette Tough fell from the Beanstalk in December 2004
A theatre has been paid a six-figure out-of-court settlement after an accident with a beanstalk left one of The Krankies with a fractured skull.

Steeldeck Ltd, who supplied the Ribbonlift beanstalk, settled with the Pavilion Theatre, where Janette Tough was injured during a 2004 pantomime.

Mrs Tough fell 10ft during a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Steeldeck made the one-off payment without admission of liability. The Krankies are pursuing a separate claim.

Pavilion manager Iain Gordon said: "The fact that they have settled with this substantial sum so quickly speaks volumes.

"It was a difficult period for all concerned and we have now taken a significant step forward to putting it all behind us."

Mrs Tough plays Wee Jimmy Krankie as one half of a duo with her husband Ian.

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