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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Must...not...make...obvious....Irish....joke....

A friend posted on LiveJournal that she'd been delayed getting to work because an unexploded bomb dating from the 1940 raids had been discovered in the centre of Coventry. One of her commenters mentioned that the workmen who first found it thought it was a piece of old boiler and were whacking it to try to break it up.

While it does bring to mind the unexploded bomb episode in Iain Banks's The Wasp Factory, it vividly recalled to my mind a case I read about when doing Business Law for my MBA. O'Reilly v National Rail and Tramway Appliances Ltd [1966] 1 All ER 499. [*] In a nutshell, Mr O'Reilly had been injured at work but his claim was disallowed for contributory negligence. You see, he worked in a scrap metal yard, and his colleagues (assuredly not his friends) had found an unexploded shell among the scrap. "Hey, Paddy!" they shouted, or something along those lines, "Why don't you give this a whack with your sledgehammer?" Shortly thereafter Mr O'Reilly discovered why, in fact, he would have been well advised not to do so.

If you have a law library handy it's well worth ten minutes of your time.

[*] It recalled the case: the detailed citation took a little Googling. Come on, I'm not that nerdy.

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