Beaton v Ocean Terminal Ltd

Personal injury – Occupiers' liability. Court of Session: In an action in which the pursuer sought reparation under s 2 of the Occupiers Liability (Scotland) Act 1960 after falling and fracturing her ankle in the defenders' shopping centre, claiming that she had stood on a flattened plastic 'wet floor' sign, the court held that the pursuer's averments that the sign had collapsed and was lying completely flat on the floor, and that the defenders were aware that it had collapsed and was not capable of standing on its own, had not been proved; her submissions that harm was reasonably foreseeable due to the state of the premises or due to the use of an A-frame wet floor warning sign and container failed, and in any event the defenders operated a reasonable system of equipment and inspection.

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