DAVIDSON v. FREE TRADE WHARF COMPANY, LTD.
(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 299
KING'S BENCH DIVISION.
Before Mr. Justice Hilbery.
Negligence-Safe system of working-Personal injuries sustained by plaintiff engaged by defendants to unload tierces of tobacco from steamship at defendants' wharf- Plaintiff's case that crane was used to dislodge tierce which had become fixed, and that in dislodging it the tierce struck an iron ladder between 'tween decks and floor of hold; that ladder broke away from its fastening because it was insecurely fixed by means of a wooden batten across its foot; and that the defendants had accordingly failed to provide a safe system of working-Onus of proof.