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DAVIDSON v. FREE TRADE WHARF COMPANY, LTD.

Lloyd's Law Reports

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.

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