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Edwards v National Coal Board

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    Edwards v National Coal Board [1949] 1 All ER 743 CA (0 other reports)

In Edwards v National Coal Board [1949] 1 All ER 743 CA, the Court of Appeal held that 'reasonably practicable' is a narrower term than 'physically possible' and implies a computation between quantum of risk on the one hand and the time, cost and trouble of safeguards on the other. If a defendant can show a gross disproportion between them, the risk being insignificant in relation to the sacrifice, the duty holder discharges the onus that is upon him or her.