Goldscheider v Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation (Association of British Orchestras and others intervening)

Noise – Safety of employee. The defendant Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation was in breach of the duties imposed by regs 6(1) and (2) of the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, 2005/1643, but not regs 5, 7 and 10. Accordingly, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, upheld the judge's order giving judgment on liability in favour of the claimant viola player, following the injury to his hearing during rehearsal of Wagner's Der Ring der Nibelungen, which ended his professional career, albeit on narrower grounds than those of the judge.

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