Washington Reports Volume 63

Washington Reports Volume 63

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...the verdict of a jury rendered in favor of the plaintiff, in an action for personal injuries sustained by a coal miner through the fall of rock. Afiirmed. Geo. T. Reid, J. W. Quick, and L. B. da Ponte, for appellants. Gordon, Easterday & Askren and R. L. Sherrill, for respondent. Goss, J.--The respondent, plaintiff below, was injured by the falling of a rock while working for the appellant corporation in a coal mme as an underground miner. The appellant McDowell was the superintendent of the appellant corporation at the time the accident happened. There was a verdict and judgment for the respondent. This appeal followed. The respondent was forty years of age and had had eighteen years' experience as a coal miner when he received the injury complained of. The interior of the mine where the coal was being mined consisted of gangways, counters, chutes, air courses, and fans. The negligence charged is, that the appellants failed to provide a good and sufficient amount of ventilation for the persons employed in the mine; that air was not made to circulate through the place where June 1911 Opinion Per Goss, J. the respondent was working; that black damp accumulated at such place; that the respondent complained of the presence of that element to the appellant McDowell; that the latter informed him that it would disappear as soon as he began working; that respondent resumed labor at his working place; that his light was extinguished in consequence of the black damp; and that he was struck and injured by the falling of a large rock which he could not guard against in the darkness. The answer denied that there was black damp where the respondent was working; denied that the air was not circulating; and alleged afiirmatively, (1) that the...show more

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  • Paperback | 286 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236979818
  • 9781236979810