SAMUEL OWUSU APPENTENG
V.
MINIPLAST COMPANY LIMITED

(2017) JELR 108667 (HC)    
High Court  ·  BMISC 303/2006 ·  31 Mar 2017 ·  Ghana
CORAM
MRS MERLEY WOOD J.

JUDGMENT 

The Plaintiff who issued out a writ of summons with an accompanying Statement of Claim  on 23rd December 2005 claims per the following reliefs: 

a. General damages for negligence and breach of statutory duty in the operation of a  hydraulic machine resulting in injuries to Plaintiff. 

b. Any further order or orders as this Honourable Court may deem fit. 

According to the statement of claim the Plaintiff was on or about 25th April 2004, employed by the Defendant Company as a machine operator and had been trained for three months. At  about 11:45 pm on 11th November 2004 after reporting for work, he was instructed by his  supervisor to assist Mr Ataa Nii Kwei to operate hydraulic compressor No. 6 which is used in  moulding yoghurt containers by removing the finished products from the compressor using  his bare hands when his colleague sought permission to visit the washroom.  

Whilst removing the fifth moulded product, the compressor suddenly ran off at top speed and  pressed his…

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