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


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


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


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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