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Parrot v. Wells Fargo & Co. (The Nitro-Glycerine Case)
Citation:82 U.S. 524, 21 L.Ed. 206, 15 Wall. 524 (1872).
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Parrot paid Wells Fargo to transport crates of material, which unknowingly contained nitroglycerine. Upon transportation of the box, Defendant-company instructed its agents and employees to open the box with mallet and hammer. Upon opening the box, all present were killed due to the explosion of the nitroglycerine. The resulting explosion caused property damage to surrounding buildings, including those owned by Plaintiff.
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