BREEDON v. LONDON GRAVING DOCK COMPANY, LTD.
(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 329
KING'S BENCH DIVISION.
Before Mr. Justice Lewis.
Negligence-Breach of statutory duty-Safe means of access - Lighting - Repairs to ship in wet dock-Personal injuries sustained by plaintiff charge-hand boilermaker in defendants' employ-Defendants engaged in carrying out repairs to ship in dock belonging to Port of London Authority -Preliminary inspection of work to be done made by plaintiff-Subsequent visit to ship preparatory to starting work-Fall down unlighted hatch-Alleged failure by defendants to provide torches - Applicability of Shipbuilding Regulations, 1931 - Whether defendants "occupiers" of that part of dock where ship was lying- Obligation of employer towards workmen sent to premises occupied by somebody else and over which he has no control-Contributory negligence-Regulations 1, 10, 42.