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Dooley v Cammel Laird [1951]

Facts

  • Dooley, a crane operator feared for the life of his colleagues when his load dropped in an area he knew them to be, as a result of the provision of rope which was too thin
  • Dooley suffered from serious mental injury and could not go back to work buy xanax with american express (although none of his colleagues were injured)

Issue

  •  Could Dooley recover from his employers for his shock

Decision

  •  Recovery allowed

Reasoning

  •  The incident was a foreseeable result of the employer’s failure to provide the correct rope

Citation

[1971] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 271

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