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Report No. 62

10.29. Item 2.-

We now come to item 21. It has been held in a Bombay case2 that it is not necessary under item 2 that the deceased should be working in the manufacturing process itself. It is enough if he is working in the premises where persons are employed in a manufacturing process, and if the deceased is employed in those premises otherwise than in a clerical capacity. Thus, a night watchman employed to keep watch on the premises of a pumping station3, was held to fall within item 2, since he was employed in premises which satisfied the conditions of item 2.

1. Item 2 is quoted in para. 10.31, infra.

2. Laxmibai v. Bombay Port Trust, AIR 1954 Born 180, para. 3.

3. Pumping is a manufacturing process.

10.30. It may be useful to codify the above interpretation.

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