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HURRELL v. CURRIE LINE, LTD.

Lloyd's Law Reports

HURRELL v. CURRIE LINE, LTD.

(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 513

KING'S BENCH DIVISION.

Before Mr. Justice Hilbery.

Negligence - Dangerous premises - Personal injuries sustained by plaintiff electrician on board defendants' steamship-Plaintiff employed as member of gang to do electrical work on board-Arrival on board - No knowledge of ship's lay-out - Decision of plaintiff (without previous orders or instructions) to make his way to engine-room to obtain piece of apparatus necessary for his work - Endeavour to reach engine-room by way of unlighted coal bunker-Leg injured by slipping down open coal hatch - Allegation that shipowners were in breach of their duty to provide premises which were reasonably safe - Invitee or licensee - Contributory negligence.

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