Reports of the Cases Decided in the Appellate Court of Indiana Volume 52
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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...plant for many years; that he was in charge of the engines, boilers and other machinery in the plant and was authorized to make needed repairs to the same and to purchase materials therefor; that he had charge of the men in the plant and was authorized to use them in making repairs; that Carver Woods was gen eral manager of appellant's business and of said plant; that he was not a machinist or engineer; that the line shaft in said plant, to which the belt ran from the drivewheel on the engine, was out of line, which fact was known to both decedent and said Woods for about two months prior to the death of said Butz; that the belt had a tendency to run ofl: ' the drivewheel on account of said shaft being out of line, and decedent overcame said tendency by adjusting the "idler"; that he had been ordered by said manager sometime before his injury to adjust the line shaft, but did not do so; that in adjusting the idler decedent usually, and upon the occasion of his injury, stepped upon the top of a brick wall located just south of the idler pulley and between said pulley and the flywheel of the engine, and reached down ten inches or more to turn the adjusting screws by using the handles attached thereto; that at the time of the accident the belt leading from the flywheel of the engine to the drivewheel of the line shaft was running; that decedent could have adjusted the idler before starting the engine, and while the belt and idler pulley were stationary; that it was necessary to adjust the idler while the inachinery was in motion to obtain the best results; that decedent could not have gone down on the floor of the pit and adjusted the idler by using the handle on the screw while standing in the pit on the west side of the...
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