Aldrich v Kilkenny County Council

Judgment Date01 January 1939
Date01 January 1939
CourtCircuit Court
(Cir. Ct.),
Kilkenny County Council

-Workman contracting rheumatism after work standing in cold water - Condition due to cumulative effect of conditions of work for a month - No accident.

A workman was employed by the Kilkenny County Council on a road scheme which included the repairing of a bridge. The workman had to assist at clearing the bed of a stream and was standing in cold water for considerable periods. He contracted rheumatism but did not stop work immediately. Eventually he was unable to work any longer owing to his condition. Held, that as the workman was not able to give any date on which an accident might be deemed...

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