Bunt v. Sierra Butte Gold Mining Co., 138 U.S. 483 (1891)
U.S. Supreme CourtBunt v. Sierra Butte Gold Mining Co., 138 U.S. 483 (1891)
Bunt v. Sierra Butte Gold Mining Company
Argued and submitted January 28, 1891
Decided March 2, 1891
138 U.S. 483
The owners of a mine are not liable to an action for the falling of the roof of a tunnel upon a miner who, knowing that the roof is shattered and dangerous, voluntarily assists in removing a supporting timber, and, before another has been put in its place, sits down to rest at that spot.
The case is stated in the opinion.