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When the duty to warn can become a liability

I have warned previously that inappropriate labels and misconstrued words can cause disputes (aj 23.7.98). Further support for this was recently provided by clients of mine who owned a horse-riding concern. They asked concrete suppliers to provide concrete to a specification suitable for a 'stable floor'. The suppliers, oblivious to the fact that the customer wanted to concrete over the yard and to provide hard standing for horse lorries and other heavy equine traffic, gave a specification ...

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