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HODGSON v. BRITISH ARC WELDING COMPANY, LTD., AND R. & H. GREEN & SILLEY WEIR, LTD.

Lloyd's Law Reports

HODGSON v. BRITISH ARC WELDING COMPANY, LTD., AND R. & H. GREEN & SILLEY WEIR, LTD.

(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 54

KING'S BENCH DIVISION.

Before Mr. Justice Hilbery.

Negligence-Breach of statutory duty-Shipbuilding Regulations, 1931 - Staging - Duty of occupier - Personal injuries sustained by plaintiff welder - Welder employed by first defendants - First defendants under contract with second defendants (shipwrights) to carry out certain welding work in ship in dock- Second defendants in occcupation of ship and dock - Staging erected by second defendants used by plaintiff - Warped plank insecure-Fall-Action brought by plaintiff against employers alleging common law negligence and against second defendants alleging common law negligence and breach of Shipbuilding Regulations - Contributory negligence - Plaintiff aware that plank was warped and had been wedged-Regulation 11.

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