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Doughty v. Turner Manufacturing Co.
Citation:1964 1 Q.B. 518, 2 W.L.R. 240, 1 All E.R. 98 (1964)
William James Doughty (Plaintiff), an employee of Turner Manufacturing Company (Defendant), was delivering a message to a foreman in the heat treatment room when he sustained burns from an exploding cauldron on hot molten metal. The explosion was caused by a worker accidentally knocking the cauldron’s asbestos and cement lid into the molten mix. The workers observed the lid falling into the molten mix, unaware that this would have any dangerous consequences. The Plaintiff sued the Defendant for negligence.
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