Erie Railroad Co. v. Collins - 253 U.S. 77 (1920)
U.S. Supreme Court
Erie Railroad Co. v. Collins, 253 U.S. 77 (1920)
Erie Railroad Co. v. Collins
Argued January 8, 1920
Decided May 17, 1920
253 U.S. 77
Plaintiff's duties on a railroad engaged in interstate and intrastate commerce were to attend to a signal tower and switches and also, in a nearby building, to run a gasoline engine to pump water into a tank for the use of the locomotives, whether operating intrastate or interstate trains. While engaged in the latter employment, he was injured and disfigured by burns resulting from an explosion of gasoline. Held employed at time of injury in interstate commerce within the Federal Employers' Liability Act. P. 253 U. S. 82.
Damages may be allowed by a jury for shame and humiliation resulting from an injury and personal disfigurement due to negligence. P. 253 U. S. 85
25 F. 172 affirmed.
The case is stated in the opinion.