VAUGHAN v. SIR R. ROPNER & CO., LTD.
(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 334
Before Mr. Justice Sellers.
Negligence - Maintenance of ship's equipment -Alleged failure by shipowners to maintain-Personal injuries sustained by plaintiff fireman - Breaking of fall of hoist used for raising and lowering articles from stokehold to deck-Evidence that wire rope customarily used had been damaged and replaced by a fibre rope made up of odd pieces; that a water can supplied by the defendants had rusted during the voyage and was replaced first by a canvas receptacle and subsequently by a glass jar; that the rope snapped when lowering the glass jar full of water; and that the jar fell and broke, injuring the plaintiff - Claim brought by plaintiff against defendants-Whether defendants under obligation to provide water can- Duty of employer to provide and maintain proper appliances-Whether accident occurred as result of failure in such duty -Casual negligence of fellow employee- Common employment - Contributory negligence.