Chesapeake & Ohio R. Co. v. Leitch
276 U.S. 429 (1928)

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Chesapeake & Ohio R. Co. v. Leitch, 276 U.S. 429 (1928)

Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Company v. Leitch

No. 98

Argued March 14, 1928

Decided April 9, 1928

276 U.S. 429

Syllabus

A locomotive engineer assumes the risk of being struck by a mail crane or mail sack hanging from it (Southern Pacific Co. v. Berkshire,254 U. S. 415), even though placed some inches closer to the track than the general plan for the railroad provided, no unquestionable disregard of obvious precautions being shown. P. 276 U. S. 430.

101 W.Va. 230 reversed.

Certiorari, 273 U.S. 678, to a judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia sustaining a recovery in an action under the Federal Employers' Liability Act.

Page 276 U. S. 430

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