Bulletin of the Bureau of Labor Volume 17, Nos. 77-79

Bulletin of the Bureau of Labor Volume 17, Nos. 77-79

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...DECISIONS UNDER STATUTE LAW. EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY-----EMPLOYMENT or CHILDREN IN VIOLATION or S'rA'rU'r1-: --REME1)IEs--NnoL1oENoE--Stehle et al. v. Jaeger Automatic Machine Company, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 69 Atlantic Reporter, page 1116'.-----George Stehle, an infant, sued by his next friend, George Stehle, the latter suing also in his own right, to recover damages for injuries received by the former while in the employment of the company named. The verdict was for the company in the court of common pleas of Philadelphia County, which judgment was, on appeal, reversed, and a new trial ordered. The grounds for reversal appear in the opinion, which was delivered by Judge Elkin, and which reads as follows: The error which ran through the whole trial in the court below was failure to give effect to the act of May 2, 1905 (P. L. 352). The case was tried under the rules of law applicable to cases of negligence where master and servant, both being competent to enter into a contract of employment and each presumably capable of appreciating the dangers thereof, are charged with the duty of exercising due care, the master in providing reasonably safe appliances and machinery, and the servant of using ordinary care to avoid open and obvious dangers. These rules have no application to the facts of the present case. The boy appellant was born June 6, 1892, was first employed by appellee company in April, 1905, and was injured January 27, 1906, being at the time of the injury under 14 years of age. Section 2 of the act of 1905 provides that no child under 14 years of age shall be employed in any establishment to which the provisions of the statute apply, and section 4 requires that "no minor under sixteen years of age shall be...show more

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