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1908 edition. Excerpt: ...much reliance, the case of LaBce v.
Sultan Logging Co., 47 Wash. 57, 91 Pac. 560. A rehearing has been
granted in that case, and the decision of the case at bar is made
without taking into consideration the opinion in the case cited.
The rule invoked has Apr. 1908 Opinion Per Root, J. been
recognized, however, in the cases of Firebaugh v. Seattle Eke. Co.,
40 Wash. 658, 82 Pac. 995, 111 Am. St. 990, 2 L. R. A., N. S., 836,
and Williams v. Spokane Falls cj Northern R. Co., 39 Wash.,77, 80
Pac. 1100. In the case of Griff en v. Manice, 166 N. Y. 188, 59 N.
E. 925, 82 Am. St. 630, 52 L. R. A. 992, the court of appeals of
New York applied the rule in a case where a passenger elevator in a
building became unmanageable and a heavy counterweight fell down
the shaft, killing a passenger in the elevator cage. In that case
the trial court gave the following instruction: "There is another
rule which the plaintiff asks me to call your attention, and I am
going to call to your attention the rule that where an accident
happens which, in the ordinary course of business, would not happen
if the required degree of care was observed, the presumption is
that such care was wanting, and if you find in this case that this
accident was one which, in the ordinary course of business, would
not have happened if the required degree of care was observed, you
have a right to presume that such care was wanting." This was
upheld by the court of appeals, which, among other things, quoted
from Shearman & Redfield on Negligence, 59, as follows: "It is
not that, in any case, negligence can be assumed from the mere fact
of an accident and an injury; but in these cases the surrounding
circumstances which are necessarily brought into view by showing
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