519. Breach of statutory duty.

519.     Breach of statutory duty.

Where a person whom the provisions of the mines and quarries legislation are designed to protect suffers injury by reason of a breach of any such provision creating a duty towards him, he may recover damages in a civil action for breach of statutory duty1, subject to the common law and statutory defences which are available to the owner2.

No provision of the Mines and Quarries Acts 1954 or of the subordinate legislation made under it, is to be construed as derogating from the legal duties3 owed by