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“Piper Alpha” McFarlane -v- Caledonian

29th Jul 1993

[1994] 1 LLR 16

Alistair Schaff acted for the operators of the ‘Piper Alpha’ platform in respect of negligence actions involving the ‘Piper Alpha’ explosions.

Negligence – Personal injury – Duty of care – Defendants operators of Piper Alpha Rig – Fire broke out on rig – Plaintiff suffered psychiatric injury – Whether defendants owed plaintiff a duty to exercise reasonable care to avoid causing him injury.

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