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BEESTON v. HARLAND & WOLFF, LTD.

Lloyd's Law Reports

BEESTON v. HARLAND & WOLFF, LTD.

(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 556

KING'S BENCH DIVISION.

Before Mr. Justice Croom-Johnson.

Negligence-Safe system of working-System customarily used-Duty of employer- Personal injuries sustained by plaintiff- Plaintiff employed by defendants at their factory, working short distance away from metal rolling machine-Periodic removal of rollers (each weighing about one ton)- Overhead transporter crane used-Roller first dragged clear by crane before being carried away-Liability of roller to swing when first being dragged clear-Men in vicinity warned of operation-Plaintiff not warned-Excessive swing by roller, striking derrick which fell and injured plaintiff-Contention by plaintiff that defendants had failed to provide a safe system of working-Evidence that method used had been in operation for six years previously without accident.

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