abnormally dangerous
Fraught with peril not necessarily or inherently connected with the place or thing. Employees act within their rights in quitting work on the ground that the premises have become “abnormally dangerous," where an accumulation of dust, grit, and dangerous abrasives is consequent upon the failure of a blower. NLRB v Knight Mor-ley Corp. (CA6) 251 F2d 753, cert den 357 US 927, 2 L Ed 2d 1370, 78 S Ct 1372, reh den 358 US 858, 3 L Ed 2d 93, 79 S Ct 15.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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