Hahn v. Ross Island Sand & Gravel Co. - 358 U.S. 272 (1959)
U.S. Supreme Court
Hahn v. Ross Island Sand & Gravel Co., 358 U.S. 272 (1959)
Hahn v. Ross Island Sand & Gravel Co.
Argued December 11, 1958
Decided January 12, 1959
358 U.S. 272
Petitioner was injured while working on a barge used in connection with the dredging of and and gravel in a lagoon opening into a navigable river. His employer had rejected the State Workmen's Compensation Act, which provide that, in such cases, an injured employee may maintain in the courts a negligence action for damages. Petitioner brought such an action in a state court.
Held: Though his employer had accepted its coverage, nothing in the Longshoremen's and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act prevents petitioner from recovering in the state court. Pp. 358 U. S. 272-273.
214 Ore. 1, 320 P.2d 668, reversed and cause remanded.