Railroad Reports Volume 50

Railroad Reports Volume 50

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...the end of the car to the end ladder, placed his foot on the lover round of the ladder, took hold of one of the upper rounds, was safely on the ladder. and was climbing it, when an end of a round gave way, causing him to fall; that the way in which he proceeded was a usual and ordinary way, the grab iron and stirrups being provided to enable trainmen to board a train in mo-tion, as well as one standing still; that he omitted nothing in the regular process of climbing; that the train's speed had nothing to do with the round giving way; and that the only thing that had anything to do with his fall was the giving way of the round. Held, that this authorized a finding that he was free from contributory negligence. Same-Negligence-Inspection of Cars.--The inspection of a car, a round of a ladder of which, on account of the wood into which it was fastened being rotten, gave way, as the conductor was climbing it, could be found negligent, being made by the inspector merely walking along each side of the train and looking at the cars, the running gear, ladders, and so forth. Same--Contributory Negligence-Inspection of Cars by Trainmen--Rules of Company.--The rule of a railroad company that trainmen For the authorities in this series on the subject of the care re quired of a railroad company, as an employer, in inspecting appliances, see foot-notes appended to Clippard v. St. Louis Transit Co. (Mo.), 23 R. R. R. 107, 46 Am. & Eng. R. Cas., N. S., 107; foot-notes appended to St. Louis, etc., R. C0. r/. VVells (Ark.), 23 R. R. R. 104, 46 Am. & Eng. R. Cas., N. S., 104. _ For the authorities in this series on the subject of the duty of a railroad company, as an employer, to inspect foreign cars, see footnotes appended to New York, etc., ...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236922247
  • 9781236922243