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Mains v Uniroyal Englebert Tyres Ltd: IHCS 29 Sep 1995

An employer’s duties to provide a safe workplace exists despite the lack of forseeability of any accident of the type which occurred. Citations: Times 29-Sep-1995, [1995] SC 518 Statutes: Factories Act 1961 29(1) Cited by: Cited – Baker v Quantum Clothing Group Ltd and Others SC 13-Apr-2011 The court was asked as to the liability … Continue reading Mains v Uniroyal Englebert Tyres Ltd: IHCS 29 Sep 1995

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Nimmo v Alexander Cowan and Sons Ltd: HL 1967

The employer was prosecuted under the 1961 Act. Held: the burden of proving that it was not reasonably practicable to make and keep a place of work safe rested upon the defendant employer. If an exception was to be established, it was for the party claiming the exception to establish it. (Majority) Where a linguistic … Continue reading Nimmo v Alexander Cowan and Sons Ltd: HL 1967

Baker v Quantum Clothing Group Ltd and Others: SC 13 Apr 2011

The court was asked as to the liability of employers in the knitting industry for hearing losses suffered by employees before the 1989 Regulations came into effect. The claimant had worked in a factory between 1971 and 2001, sustaining noise induced hearing losses before 1989. The defendant companies now appealed against a finding of liability. … Continue reading Baker v Quantum Clothing Group Ltd and Others: SC 13 Apr 2011

Banks v Woodhall Duckham and Others: CA 30 Nov 1955

The plaintiff had been employed by the first defendant as a pipe fitter at two steel works occupied and operated by predecessors of the second defendant. He had worked two years at each of the sites erecting pipes, breaking into old pipes and knocking off old lagging between an inch and three inches in thickness; … Continue reading Banks v Woodhall Duckham and Others: CA 30 Nov 1955

McDonald v National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc: SC 22 Oct 2014

Contact visiting plants supported asbestos claim The deceased had worked as a lorry driver regularly collecting pulverized fuel ash from a power station. On his visits he was at areas with asbestos dust. He came to die from mesothelioma. His widow now pursued his claim that the respondent had failed to comply with the 1931 … Continue reading McDonald v National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc: SC 22 Oct 2014