In South Indian Industries Ltd. Vs. Alamelu Ammal, AIR 1923 Mad. 565, case the defendants were carrying on the business of breaking up of cast iron by dropping of heavy weight on the iron as a result of which the broken pieces of cast iron used to fall at distance of 4 to 5 yards. One of those pieces struck the plaintiff standing at the distance of more then 70 yards. Defendant took the plea of volenti non fit injuria as the plaintiff was an employee. Defendant was held liable, as he could not prove that at such a valid distance the plaintiff had knowledge of the risk, he fully appreciated the risk and he freely and voluntarily accepted the risk.