Workmen's Compensation Cases Volume 1-3

Workmen's Compensation Cases Volume 1-3

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... men so lent to them. The ballast was taken out of the ship's hold by means of a steam crane on the ship worked by the ship's crew, the crane hoisting a bucket and lowering it down into barges, in the dock. The applicant was at the time of the accident working in the hold of the ship taking out the ballast, when the bucket which was being raised by the crane struck him and injured him. The applicant claimed compensation. Messrs. Livett, Frank, & Son, and Messrs. John Aird & Co., were made respondents upon the claim, and Messrs. Livett, Frank. & Son also claimed indemnity against Messrs. John Aird & Co. in case they were held liable to the applicant. The inner dock, where the ship was, was practically surrounded by warehouses, and cranes were placed at intervals along the dock quays for loading and unloading ships. The Jelunga was at the same time having some internal repairs done tc her while in the dock by a firm called Day, Summers, & Co., and one of the witnesses said that it was a customary thing for Day, Summers, & Co. to do repairs to ships in this and any other dock. The County Court Judge found that at the time of the accident the applicant was solely in the employment of Messrs. Livett, Frank, & Son; that he was employed in and about the crane and machinery which were being used to discharge the ballast; that the dock in which the Jelunga was, including the quay and all that part of the dock filled with water, was a factory within the meaning of sec. 7 of the Vorkmen's Compensation Act, 1897; that the ship's engine and crane used to discharge the ballast was a factory within the meaning of the Act; that it was the usual and ordinary course of business that ships should be...show more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236862899
  • 9781236862891