United States Courts of Appeals Reports; Cases Adjudged in the United States Circuit Court of Appeals Volume 39

United States Courts of Appeals Reports; Cases Adjudged in the United States Circuit Court of Appeals Volume 39

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...owner, the telegraph company, and by:1 certain telephone company, but also by the railroad company Opinion of the Court. and by the defendant. There were twelve cross arms in all, including the two temporary ones hereafter mentioned. The lowest was that which sustained the wires of the defendant, and above----at a distance of several feet--was one of those upon which were the wires of the railroad company. In the space between these two bars were those in use by the telephone company, and below the latter and above that of the defendant company two new ones were inserted by the rail road company, to facilitate the transfer of its wires, and Mason was one of several men employed by that company who, upon the occasion in question, were engaged in making that transfer, which consisted in removing its wires from the poles of the telegraph company (including the pole which has been specified) to certain other poles which belonged to the railroad company itself. Mason ascended this pole and placed himself finally--what he had previously done is immaterial--in the situation which he occupied when he met his death. His right foot was upon one side of the cross bar on which there was an electric wire of the defendant. This foot, however, was not, and did not come in contact with the wire; it rested at a point sufficiently removed from it to be free from danger. In point of fact, the accident did not result from the position of his right foot, for the fatal connection was made through his left foot, which was thrown over the next bar above (the lower of the two new bars) and was " dangling down toward the lower bar "----the one upon which was the defendant's wire. While in the position described, a telephone wire was handed to...show more

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  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236879333
  • 9781236879332