Birmingham City Council brought the prosecution against National Exhibition Centre Limited, after an incident in January 2019, in which the stage manager was hit on the head by a scenery counter-balance weight that had fallen from a high-level stage platform. The victim suffered a serious head injury. Health and safety inspectors found the measures in place on the stage's fly-platform were inadequate to deal with scenery weights. The firm pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety legislation, and was fined £400,000 with costs of more than £8,800 and a £170 victim surcharge.