€30,000 for boy hit by falling gate. A nine-year-old boy who suffered a 4cm cut to his foot when a steel gate with a missing bolt fell on him has been awarded €30,000. Judge James O’Donohoe heard the boy had been playing in the common area of a Building when the gate fell on his leg and foot. One of the bolts had been missing on the gate. The boy had been hospitalised for three nights and required surgery under general anaesthetic. Complaints had been made about the missing bolt to the defendants. A medical report stated the boy had been left with a 4cm cut on his left foot.