Brown, Angeleta v Petroleum Co. of Ja. Ltd., Juici Beef Ltd.

Case Number: 
2004 HCV1061
Date of Delivery: 
27.04.2007

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JAMAICA

IN CIVIL DIVISION

CLAIM NO. 2004 HCV1061

BETWEEN ANGELETA BItOWN CLAIMANT

AND PETROLEUM COMPANY FIRST DEFENDANT

OF JAMAICA 1,IMITED

C' /'

AND JUICI BEEF LIMITED SECOND DEFENDANT

Mr. Richard Reitzin instructed by Reitzen & Hernandez for the claimant.

Ms. Christine Mae Hudson instructc!d by K. Churchill Neita & Co. for the first

defendant (appearance limited to the issue of costs). ~

Second defendant not represented.

March 22 & April 27, 2007 1

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McDONALD-BISHOP , J. (An.)

1. Miss Angeleta Brown, the claimant, is now 29 years old. She is employed as a

counter clerk at the second defendant s company. On May 13, 2002, while being

employed in the same capacity, she was at work wrapping knives and spoons in a

section at the back of the second defendant's building at its Lane Plaza Branch,

Liguanea, St. Andrew. She was in the company of two of her co-workers.

2. Whilst there engaged in the ex~xutiono f her task, an employee of the first

defendant's company was in the process of refilling a commercial LPG cylinder in

close proximity to where the claimant and her colleagues were working. The

claimant started to smell escaped fbmes of gas and spoke to the first defendant's