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HORTON v. LONDON GRAVING DOCK COMPANY, LTD.

Lloyd's Law Reports

HORTON v. LONDON GRAVING DOCK COMPANY, LTD.

[1951] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 389

HOUSE OF LORDS.

Before Lord Porter, Lord Normand, Lord Oaksey, Lord MacDermott and Lord Reid.

Negligence-Dangerous premises-Invitee -Duty of occupier-Personal injuries sustained by plaintiff welder while working in fish house of trawler which was being repaired in wet dock-Plaintiff's employers under sub-contract with defendant ship-repairers - Defendants in occupation of ship but not occupiers of dock-Fall from staging erected by defendants - Common law claim brought by plaintiff - Cause of fall - Dangerous nature of staging-Alleged duty upon occupier to give warning of unusual danger-Meaning of "unusual danger"-Evidence that plaintiff had worked on staging for some weeks before accident, and that he had complained of the danger to defendants' charge-hand - Volenti non fit injuria.

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