Boehmer v. Pennsylvania R. Co.
252 U.S. 496 (1920)

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Boehmer v. Pennsylvania R. Co., 252 U.S. 496 (1920)

Boehmer v. Pennsylvania Railroad Company

No. 191

Argued March 10, 11, 1920

Decided April 19, 1920

252 U.S. 496

Syllabus

Section 4 of the Safety Appliance Act of 1893, in requiring grab irons or handholds "in the ends and sides of each car," should be interpreted and applied in view of practical railroad operations, and does

Page 252 U. S. 497

not mean that the handholds on the side shall be supplied at all four corner, but is satisfied if they are placed at corners diagonally opposite. P. 252 U. S. 498.

Whether a railroad company was negligent in not notifying a brakeman that a car was not supplied with handholds on its sides at all four corners held a matter dependent on appreciation of peculiar facts concerning which this Court will accept the concurrent judgment of the two courts below without entering upon a minute analysis of evidence. Id.

252 F. 553 affirmed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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