Reports of Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of the State of Georgia Volume 111

Reports of Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of the State of Georgia Volume 111

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...plaintiff went to his work as usual at the quarry; and, during the early portion of the morning, Joy ordered him, with two other laborers, to go to the foot of said quarry, the base of said wall or rock, and there drill a hole pointed out by said Joy, in order that a blast might be placed therein; which work was in the usual line of plaintifi"s employment at the quarry, his duty being, in connection with drilling said hole, to drive the drill with a hammer. One of the other two laborers held the drill, while the third was engaged with plaintiff in driving the same. While being thus occupied for a short time, and when in the act of striking the drill, a piece of rock, falling from above, struck him upon the head, inflicting injuries hereinafter set out. At the time the order was given him by Joy, the said Joy, without warning to petitioner, negligently ordered two other laborers to go to a point on the face of the quarry wall almost directly over the spot where plaintiff was at work when struck, and about seventy-five feet above him, and there to quarry out some rock which had been loosened by a blast. One of said laborers, in obedience to said orders, after reaching the place designated by Joy, in ignorance of petitioner's position, in the usual and ordinary method, did with a crowbar loosen and move, without negligence, from its place a large piece of rock; the same rolled down the face of said wall, and in its course broke in pieces, one of which struck plaintiff on the head. It was charged that the act of said Joy in sending laborers to quarry out rock almost above plaintifl"s head was gross negligence, was in reckless disregard of the safety of plaintifi' and those working with him, and was a violation of the duty...
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  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 676g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236989732
  • 9781236989734