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Tort Cases: Haley v London Electricity Board [1965] A.C. 778

The defendants were excavating a 60-ft long trench along the pavement. They had put a punner hammer and other signs that warned the pedestrians about the ongoing work. However, the claimant, a blind man, missed the hummer with his stick and could not read the signs. As a result, he tripped over punner hummer and got injured. Consequently, he broug

Held: In Haley v London Electricity Board, the House of Lords held that the defendants did breach their duty. The House found that extra care should have been taken and more precautions implemented.

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