Parker v Owners of Ship ‘Black Rock’: HL 11 May 1915

A seaman, with leave, went on shore to buy provisions, his contract of service being ‘Crew to supply their own provisions.’ On the seaman’s return he fell into the water and was drowned, somewhere in the length of the pier at the end of which his ship had been moored, but from which she had been moved to another berth.
Held that the accident did not arise ‘out of and in the course of his employment.’


Earl Loreburn, Lords Parker, Sumner, Parmoor, and Wrenbury


[1915] UKHL 500, 53 SLR 500




England and Wales

Health and Safety, Personal Injury, Employment

Updated: 26 April 2022; Ref: scu.620684