- June 23, 2022 at 12:58 pm #659213Eunice03Participant
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15 Bee injured her eye after failing to close a safety gate on a machine as instructed. She was
also not wearing mandatory safety goggles as required by her contract of employment.
Which of the following is this an example of?
A Novus actus interveniens
B Volenti non fit injuria
C Res ipsa loquitur
D Contributory negligence
Good day sir,I was wondering why this is a case of Volenti non fit injuria and not Contributory negligence since bee failed to put on the googles as instructed.I’ll appreciate if you can explain better.June 23, 2022 at 9:11 pm #659231MikeLittleKeymaster
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Ooooooo! You DO ask tricky questions. I have to say that, if you hadn’t told me that it was volenti, I think I would have opted for contributory negligence!
I can see ‘volenti’ where a worker is apprised of the risks involved in a task and then voluntarily accepts those risks and undertakes the work
Contributory negligence is where, by their actions, a worker suffers damage caused as a result of those actions in conflict with their contract of employment
My inclination is still towards contributory negligence and NOT towards volenti
Ooooooo! What a problem!
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