Hughes v Lord Advocate 
- The defendant opened a manhole cover and left it overnight, marked with a paraffin lamp
- The claimant 8 year old boy knocked the lamp into the hole, causing an explosion which burned him
- Was the damage foreseeable?
- The kind of damage, burning, was foreseeable, therefore the damage actually sustained was also foreseeable (note magnitude exception in Doubty v Turner )
Posted in Tort Law Revision Notes.
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