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Moule v NB Electric Power Comm (1960), 24 DLR (2d) 305, affirming 22 DLR (2d) 253 (SCC)

Facts:

Child climbing trees, steps on rotten branch and is injured.

Ratio:

Precautions must be taken against any reasonable foreseeability of causing harm.

Analysis:

A sequence of events so fortuitous as to be beyond the range of the foreseeable results that a reasonable person would anticipate as a probable consequence.

Judge said the respondent took adequate precautions; not held guilty of negligence for not having foreseen the possibility of the occurrence of such an unlikely event.


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