Buch v. Amory Manufacturing Co.
New Hampshire Supreme Court
44 A. 809 (N.H. 1897)
Buch, an eight-year-old boy, trespassed into a mill owned by Amory Manufacturing Co. (Amory). Buch’s thirteen-year-old brother worked at the mill and was trying to teach Buch to run one of the machines. An overseer employed by Amory saw Buch and told him to leave. However, Buch did not leave because he did not understand English. The overseer did not make Buch leave, despite knowing that the machinery in the mill posed an obvious hazard to Buch. Buch had his hand crushed in one of the machines, and brought suit against Amory. The trial court denied Amory’s motion for a directed verdict, and Amory appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Carpenter, C.J.)
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