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A contrasting approach can be seen in Doughty v Turner Manufacturing Co [1964] 1 QB 518. Here the plaintiff employee was injured when an asbestos lid cover was knocked into a vat of zinc. A chemical reaction occurred causing the molten liquid to escape and harm the plaintiff. Such a reaction was totally unforeseeable in that no-one could have predicted it would happen. The court would have allowed a claim for the injury caused by the initial splash but not the subsequent expulsion because it was unforeseeable.
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