David Baldie vs. Hermand Oil Co., 1889
type: Safety - personal injury claims
THE ACTION AGAINST THE HERMAND OIL. COMPANY.
In Edinburgh Sheriff recently, David Baldie, Went Calder, a lad of 18, sued the Hermand Oil Company for damages for injury to his right foot. He alleged that the defenders were to blame for having an opening at the side of their shoot, down which the shale was thrown from the workings without providing a sliding door or some means to prevent pieces of shale escaping, and while engaged at his work the bottom of a shoot is foot was struck by a lump of shale, half cwt. in weight, which came out with great force at the opening.
Sheriff Rutherford found pursuer entitled to £10 damages and costs on the higher scale. Against this the defends appealed, but yesterday the Sheriff-Principal (Crichton) adhered, and gave the pursuer additional expenses. Pursuers agents, Macpherson & Mackay, W.S.: defenders agent, Peter Douglas, S.S.C.
Edinburgh Evening News, 6th February 1889