Torts Keyed to Prosser
Bridges v. The Kentucky Stone Co., Inc
The Plaintiff, filed suit against the Defendants for an allegedly intentional and malicious explosion of dynamite at his home. Plaintiff’s twelve year old son was killed in the blast and another son and the Plaintiff were injured. The claim against Defendants rested on the allegation that it negligently kept and stored dynamite and other ultra-hazardous explosives at its Tyrone plant. The trial court held as a matter of law that the storage of dynamite by the Defendants, which was assumed to be negligent, was not the proximate cause of the injuries. On this basis, Defendants were granted summary judgment. The Court of Appeals reversed summary judgment.
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