Gray v Stead: CA 20 Jul 1999

The defendant fishing boat operator appealed against a finding of liability in negligence in not having provided a single chamber life-jacket to the plaintiff. He said that at the time of the accident in 1994, it was not standard to provide them.


Bingham LCJ


[1999] EWCA Civ 1887


England and Wales


CitedMorris v West Hartlepool Steam Navigation HL 1956
The ship had followed a practice of leaving the between deck hatch covers off in the absence of a guard rail around the hatchway. The plaintiff seaman fell into the hold. There was evidence that on this ship it was quite usual for men to be sent . .
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Personal Injury, Negligence

Updated: 12 April 2022; Ref: scu.146802