The Plaintiff was in Nutgrove fire station in Dublin. He was a fireman. He heard a car enter the forecourt of the station at some speed. He rose from his chair to look out the window, believing, mistakenly, that an emergency was developing. He tripped on linoleum which had been cut by workmen laying underfloor electric cables. They had not taped it back down or re-applied adhesives. The Plaintiff fell, injuring his wrist, knee and back. His back did not fully recover and he was unable to continue as a fireman. The High Court awarded him IR£75,217.