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Watson v. Kentucky & Indiana Bridge & R.R. Co.
Citation:137 Ky. 619, 126 S.W. 146 (1910)
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A tank car owned by Union Tank Line Comapny (defendant) and filled with gasoline was traveling on a railroad owned by Kentucky & Indiana Bridge & Railroad Company (defendant), when the train derailed and gasoline leaked into the street. Three hours later, Charles Duerr threw a match into the gasoline after lighting a cigar, causing an explosion that severely injured John Watson (plaintiff). There was conflicting testimony as to whether Duerr caused the explosion on purpose. The plaintiff sued the defendant for negligently spilling the gasoline.
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