Reports of Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of the State of Indiana Volume 152
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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...and two inches thick, cut in a wedge-shape so that the point would be two inches wide, and then widen as fast as said rail spread;" that such blocking would have prevented a brakeman's foot from passing under the rails, and becoming fastened. It is further stated in the verdict that the defendant, long prior to the time it employed the deceased, had properly blocked all of its frogs, switches, and guard--rails at said switches, and that the deceased, during the time of his employment up to his death, "saw and knew" that said switches, frogs, and guard--rails were blocked, and safe to pass over. It is then stated that the defendant, carelessly and negligently, and without due caution and care for the safety of the deceased, in operating its train, and in coupling and uncoupling its cars over said switch and over said guard--rails at the crossing of said Main street, failed and neglected to block said space, or opening, between said guard--rails and said south rail, as above described; and that on said 14th day of March, 1893, the deceased was carefully, and in the due performance of his duty, engaged in coupling cars on said spur-switch on and over said open space between said guard-rail and the south rail of said track, and on and over the crossing of said Main street. As he was so carefully engaged in coupling cars, and moving westward between the cars, and over said space or opening, he stepped into said opening, whereby his left foot became wedged and fastened between said rails so that it became then and there impossible for him to withdraw his foot, and, while it was so held, the car that he was coupling, ran over him and then and there killed him, without any fault on his part. The verdict then proceeds as...
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