Riskit and Duck have worked at Lax Ltd for 10 years. Riskit and Duck work in the machining room to one of the two sites operated by the company. Riskit has to cut to inches off a metal bolt. The correct method, as he knows, is to use a milling machine to file it off. Since this process is rather lengthy, Riskit decides to use a circular saw. During this process, the blade of the saw disintegrates along with part of the bolt. Metal fragments shower from the machine and bolt and, while taking evasive action, Riskit injures his head on the corner of the saw table. One of the fragments flies into the eye of Duck, who had left his machine at the other end of the factory in order to fill in his millionaire lottery coupon jointly with Riskit.
Advise Riskit and Duck whether they may claim compensation from Lax Ltd.
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