Crimmins v Stevedoring Industry Finance Company [1999, Australia]


  • A employee contracted asbestosis while working for the defendant and died


  • Had the employer failed in their duty to keep the employee safe


  • Yes, liability allowed


  • An incremental approach should be used…Australian law
  • The case confirmed that public law liability is based on private law principles
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