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BAILY v. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY.

Lloyd's Law Reports

BAILY v. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY.

(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 321

KING'S BENCH DIVISION.

Before Mr. Justice Hallett.

Negligence - Personal injuries sustained by plaintiff lighterman engaged in loading barge with copper ingots-Ingots (in sets held by single chain) being slung by defendants' shore crane from railway wagons direct into barge at Brentford Dock - Shore crane with fixed jib - Inability to swing load plumb over off side of barge-Sets slung over barge and then swung by lightermen over proposed stowage position, orders then being given by lightermen to lower - Plaintiff's thumb trapped by hook which slid down chain when the set landed slightly on one corner -Alleged breach of duty by defendants in using fixed jib crane-Whether defendants negligent in loading by single chain method-Evidence as to making up of sets -Alleged negligence of crane driver- Contributory negligence.

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