Bunt v. Sierra Butte Gold Mining Co.
138 U.S. 483 (1891)

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Bunt v. Sierra Butte Gold Mining Co., 138 U.S. 483 (1891)

Bunt v. Sierra Butte Gold Mining Company

No. 168

Argued and submitted January 28, 1891

Decided March 2, 1891

138 U.S. 483

Syllabus

The owners of a mine are not liable to an action for the falling of the roof of a tunnel upon a miner who, knowing that the roof is shattered and dangerous, voluntarily assists in removing a supporting timber, and, before another has been put in its place, sits down to rest at that spot.

The case is stated in the opinion.

Page 138 U. S. 484

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