Bulletin of the Department of Labor Volume 39-41

Bulletin of the Department of Labor Volume 39-41

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...in to make the coupfiing, and was caught and killed. Decedent had been in the employ of the appellee for some time, and was an experienced switchman. It was shown that if decedent had remained on the outside of the curve, he could have made the coupling with safet, but that he went to the inside of the curve in order to better signalv the engineer from that side, and control the movements of the train. It was shown that decedent's attention had been called to the fact that the boards on the cars came closer together on the inside than on the outside of the curve, and was instructed to make the coupling from the outside of the curve; and appellant's witnesses all say that they knew that it was extremely dangerous to make the coupling from the inside of the curve. The proof shows that decedent was guilty of such contributory negligence as precludes a recovery. EMPLoYEns' LIABILITY---RAILBOAD COMPANIES-CONTRIBUTOBY NEe1.IoENcE--OBEDIENoE TO OBDER--Galveston, Harrislmrg aml San Anton./1'0 Railwa/y O0. v. Sanchez, Court of Civil Appeals of Tavae, 65 Southwestern Reporter, page 893.--In this case the railroad company appealed from a judgment in favor of Alejandro Sanchez rendered by the district court of Bexar County. Sanchez was a section hand in the employment of the above-named company, engaged, at the time of the injury for which he sued, in loading rails upon flat cars. The crew of which he was a member was riding on a flat car to the pile of rails to be loaded, and on approaching it either the foreman or the roadmaster ordered the crew to get off. The train was in motion and Sanchez made no attempt to get ofl'. A second peremptory command was given and the crew all jumped, alighting safely with the exception of Sanchez, ...
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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 454g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236805259
  • 9781236805256