This is a personal injury suit. In Ms complaint, appellant alleged, in effect that on January 5, 1954, while be was in the employ of appellee and assisting Mm in building a garage and tool shed, through appellee’s negligence, a scaffold gave way causing appellant to fall to the ground resulting in substantial injuries. He sought $5,150 in damages. Appellee *1028answered with a general denial and affirmatively pleaded as a complete defense assumption of risk and contributory negligence on the part of appellant. A jury trial resulted in a verdict for appellee (defendant) and this appeal followed.
For reversal, appellant contends that the verdict was contrary to the evidence, that the trial court erred in giving, over his general objections, Instructions No. 35, 36 and 37, and in refusing to give his requested Instructions No. 1 and 2.
Appellee, with the help of appellant and a nineteen-year-old boy was building a garage 34 ft. long and 24 ft. wide with 8 ft. walls, and in the construction a scaffold was erected, all three taking part in its construction. It was built out of new lumber. After the walls were completed, a board was placed on top of each and 2x6 rafters were fastened thereto.
At the time of the mishap, appellee was working on the north side, appellant on the south side, and the boy in the center standing on a plank raising the rafters and holding them in place while they were nailed down by appellee on one side and appellant on the other. Both appellee and appellant were using the scaffold, and the plate, to stand on while laying the rafters.
There was evidence that appellant, in stepping down from the wall plate, stepped on a 1 x 4 diagonal brace attached to the scaffold which broke and caused his fall. The scaffold did not fall according to appellee’s witnesses.
As to the condition of the brace, appellee testified: “Q. Did you examine that board-that broke? A. Yes, I picked it up and looked at it. Q. What was wrong, if anything, with it? A. It might have been a dry rot inside, doughty, I don’t know whether that is the right name for it or not. Q. Had you ever noticed that before. A. No, sir, I hadn’t,” and appellant testified: “Q. It was worm eaten on the inside, wasn’t it? A. Yes, sir, it was doughty or something like that. Q. What I am getting *1029at, Mr. Walther, you couldn’t tell by looking at the board before it broke that it was doughty. A. Yes, after I looked at it, I could tell when I got up and when they probed its interior, I could tell. Q. But you never had noticed it before that? A. No, sir.”
When the evidence is considered in the light most favorable to appellee, as we must, without detailing it, we think it substantial and sufficient to support the jury’s verdict, and we would affirm but for the errors in giving appellee’s requested Instructions No. 35 and 37, which we now consider.
No. 35 provides: “You are instructed that a servant in accepting and continuing in the employment of his master assumes all the ordinary and usual hazards incident thereto and also the risks which he knows to exist or should by the exercise of reasonable care know to exist. Therefore, if you find from the evidence in this case that this accident was solely brought about, occasioned and produced by an ordinary and usual hazard incident to plaintiff’s employment, or by a risk which he knew to exist, or by a risk which by the exercise of reasonable care he could have known of the existence of such risk, then the plaintiff cannot recover, and your verdict must be for the defendant,” and No. 37 provides: “You are instructed that if there was a defect either in the materials or in the manner in which said scaffold was constructed, which said defect was known to the plaintiff, or would have been in the exercise of ordinary care been known by him, then the duty was upon the plaintiff to bring such defect to the attention of the employer and if he failed to do so, the said failure on his part, if any, amounts to negligence, if any, which contributed in any degree however slight to his alleged injuries and damages, then the plaintiff cannot recover, and your verdict must be for the defendant.”
The general rule as to the relative duties of the master (appellee), and servant in circumstances such as here, was stated by this court in Fraser v. Norman, 184 Ark. 434, 42 S. W. 2d 569, in this language: “If . . . *1030the employer furnishes the scaffold, or, if it is constructed either hy himself or under his direction, he must exercise ordinary care to furnish the employees with a safe place to work, and it is wholly immaterial whether the master undertakes to perform this duty himself or delegates it to another. . . .
“A servant, in accepting and continuing in the employment, assumes all the ordinary and usual hazards incident thereto, and also all the risks which he knows to exist.”
The vice in Instruction No. 35, above, appears from embodying therein the following words: “or should by the exercise of reasonable care know to exist. . . . Or by a risk which by the exercise of reasonable care he could have known of the existence of such risk,” and in No. 37 “or would have been in the exercise of ordinary care been known by him. ’ ’
We hold that appellant was required by these instructions to assume a greater burden than the law required. Appellant made only a general objection. We hold that both were inherently wrong and therefore a general objection was sufficient and no specific objection was required.
In Chicago, R. I. & P. Ry. Co. v. Smith, 107 Ark. 512, 156 S. W. 166, where the use of a defective hammer was involved and defendant contended that the trial court erred in refusing to include in an instruction the above words or similar, in effect, we held that no error was committed, and in effect that their use would have been improper. We there said: “It will be observed that in instruction No. 2, given at the request of the plaintiff, the court told the jury that the plaintiff ‘ did not assume the risk of any danger from the use of said hammer which arose from the negligence of the defendant unless he was aware of the negligence of the defendant in providing the hammer and appreciated the dangers arising therefrom.’ Counsel for the defendant say that they insisted that this instruction should be modified so as to state ‘or by the exercise of ordinary care on his part could have known, ’ *1031etc., and ‘by the exercise of ordinary care would have appreciated the dangers arising therefrom.’ The court did not err in refusing to modify the instruction as requested by counsel for the defendant; for the practical effect of the modification would have been to tell the jury that the plaintiff should have examined the hammer for defects in it before he handed it to Blackman, the car repairer, for use; and this he was not required to do.
“ ‘The contention of learned counsel is that the above-quoted instruction given at the instance of the plaintiff is erroneous, because it ignores the question of assumed risk. This instruction was predicated on the theory of negligence on the part of defendant in leaving the car door open so as to expose the switchman to danger. His right of recovery was made to depend entirely upon such negligence on the part of the defendant and the exercise of due care on his own part. He did not assume the risk of danger created by the negligent act of the employer unless he was aAvare of the danger and appreciated it. The fact that he could, by the exercise of ordinary care, have discovered and avoided the danger did not constitute an assumption of the risk where it arose by reason of negligence of the master, though he might have been guilty of contributory negligence which Avould have prevented a recovery. Choctaw, O. & G. Rd. Co. v. Jones, 77 Ark. 367, 92 S. W. 244. In this respect the instruction given at the instance of the defendant was too favorable to it, for the jury were therein told, in effect, that, notAvithstanding the negligence of the defendant, if the plaintiff kneAV, or by the exercise of ordinary care and diligence could have known, of the condition of the car, how it was loaded and whether the door was open or not, ’ then he is deemed to have assumed the risk of the danger. This is not correct, as already stated.”
In Arkansas Land & Lumber Co. v. Fitzhugh, 143 Ark. 122, 219 S. W. 1022, in considering the correctness *1032of the following instruction: “No. 3. In this case, if the injury was the result of any risk or hazard ordinary or usually incident to the plaintiff’s employment, he assumed that risk and cannot recover, but he does not assume any risk created at the time of the injury by the negligence of the defendant, its agents or servants, of which he did not know, and if his injury was the result of said negligence of the agent or servant of the defendant, then he did not assume such risk. . . .
“Instruction No. 3 is correct in so far as it declares that the servant did not assume the risk of the negligence of the master unless he was aware of it and appreciated the danger, for it would not be correct to say that the servant assumed the risk of dangers which he could have discovered by the exercise of ordinary care. Southern Cotton Oil Co. v. Spotts, 77 Ark. 458; Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf Rd. Co. v. Jones, 77 Ark. 367; St. L., I. M. & S. Ry. Co. v. Birch, 89 Ark. 424; A. L. Clark Lumber Co. v. Northcutt, 95 Ark. 291; C. R. I. & P. Ry. Co. v. Smith, 107 Ark. 512; Mosley v. Mohawk Lumber Co., 122 Ark. 227.
“Now, the fact that a servant continues in his work where the danger is patent marks the approximation of contributory negligence and assumed risk as stated in many of the decisions. (Citing cases).
“While the defenses of contributory negligence and assumption of risk proceed from different theories, they approximate so nearly under the circumstances just mentioned that the same state of facts will sustain both. . . . Therefore, a finding of the jury on either one of those defenses is conclusive as to the other. A. L. Clark Lumber Co. v. Johns, 98 Ark. 211. In that case we said: . . . ‘Where the servant is aware of the defect, and the danger is so imminent and obvious that a person of ordinary prudence would not continue in the work, he not only assumes the risk, but is guilty of contributory negligence. This is where the doctrine of contributory negligence and of assumed risk approximate so that they are indistinguishable.’ ”
*1033But says appellee, when all the instructions were read and considered as a whole, as we must, then Instructions 35 and 37 were not misleading or erroneous. We do not agree.
"The rule that all the instructions must be read together, and that an omission in one instruction may be cured by another, does not extend to instructions inherently erroneous and misleading.” Fletcher v. Eagle, 74 Ark. 585, 86 S. W. 810, (Headnote 2). Bayles v. Daugherty, 77 Ark. 201, 91 S. W. 304.
We have examined appellant’s assignments of other alleged errors relating to other instructions and find them to be without merit.
Accordingly, the judgment is reversed and remanded for a neiv trial.
Justices Ward and Robinson concur.