Opinions of the Solicitor for the Department of Commerce and Labor Dealing with Workmen's Compensation Under the Act of Congress Granting to Certain Employees of the United States the Right to Receive from It Compensation for Injuries

Opinions of the Solicitor for the Department of Commerce and Labor Dealing with Workmen's Compensation Under the Act of Congress Granting to Certain Employees of the United States the Right to Receive from It Compensation for Injuries

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...the question of negligence. From the evidence submitted it appears that the claimant, although employed as a brakeman, was temporarily assigned to duty as a locomotive engineer while the regular engineer was at dinner. The engine was evidently used in connection with the construction of a bridge over a sluiceway, the bridge not being completed all the way across. The claimant was in the cab of the engine alone, the fireman having gone to the storehouse for some oil. In response to signals from a switchman, the claimant backed the engine, pushing a loaded concrete car toward the incomplete end of the bridge, moving very slowly and stopping several times, until just before the incomplete end of the bridge was reached. Then he opened the throttle and the car and engine went with a rush. A plank had been placed across the track to prevent cars from running over the edge of the bridge. The concrete car went over this plank and into the sluiceway, drawing the engine after, thus causing the injury complained of. After the accident it was found that the throttle of the engine was wide open. The claimant says that he backed the engine in response to signals from the watchman, and only realized the danger when the back wheels of the concrete car went over the end of the trestle; that he then tried to stop the engine, but it was pulled over by the car. The claimants official superior expresses the opinion that the accident was due to the negligence or misconduct of the injured employee, and says: My impression Is that the man became impatient at the precautionary measures taken by the brakeman in having train move slowly out to the end of the trestle, threw his throttle wide open, and before he could recover control of his machine his train was in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 653g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236544897
  • 9781236544896