United States Courts of Appeals Reports; Cases Adjudged in the United States Circuit Court of Appeals Volume 24

United States Courts of Appeals Reports; Cases Adjudged in the United States Circuit Court of Appeals Volume 24

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...did. He got upon the platform on the push car, to assist in lifting the timbers, or to act as a counterbalance toitheir weight when raised, or both, perhaps, and remained Opinion of the Court. upon the platform with three other employes, while the car was being pushed to its place over the center of the depression. One end of the stringers extended diagonally across the track in the rear of the car, and the stringers were held steady by one of the gang until the car had reached the proper place for deposit. When the car stopped, the man who was steadying the timbers pushed one end of them out over the side of the car and trestle so that they hung suspended beyond the trestle, and about parallel with the track. At this moment, for some reason--whether from so swinging the timbers out beyond the trestle, or from some change in the position of the men, who, with Allen, were performing the ofiice of live weight to counterbalance the stringers, is not entirely clear--the timbers proved too heavy for the counterbalance, and the car and platform began gradually to tilt, and finally upset and fell with Allen to the bottom of the gulf, the other men escaping by jumping off in time. A prior foreman, one Thompson, had constructed and used the platform and Windlass device, at another place. It was brought to this trestle by foreman Anderson and used under his direction. Neither the receiver nor superintendent, nor superintendent of bridges and buildings, authorized its construction or use. On the contrary, whenever the attention of Johnson, the master of bridges, had been called to it, he had forbidden its use, and only a few days prior to the accident he told Anderson to throw it away. He did not put the prohibition of its use on the...show more

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  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 567g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236851552
  • 9781236851550