Chesapeake & Ohio Ry. Co. v. Nixon
271 U.S. 218 (1926)

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Chesapeake & Ohio Ry. Co. v. Nixon, 271 U.S. 218 (1926)

Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company v. Nixon

No. 306

Argued May 3, 1926

Decided May 24, 1926

271 U.S. 218

Syllabus

A railroad section foreman, one of whose duties was to go over and inspect the track and keep it in repair, assumed the risk of being run down by a train while going to his work over a part of the track that was in his charge, riding (by permission of a superior) the railway velocipede which he used in track inspections. P. 271 U. S. 219.

140 Va. 351 reversed.

Certiorari to a judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, which affirmed a recovery of damages in an action under the Federal Employers' Liability Act.

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