Bountiful Brick Co. v. Giles,
276 U.S. 154 (1928)

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Bountiful Brick Co. v. Giles, 276 U.S. 154 (1928)

Bountiful Brick Company v. Giles


Argued January 18, 1928

Decided February 20, 1928

276 U.S. 154


1. Liability may constitutionally be imposed under a workmen's compensation law where there was a causal connection between the injury suffered by an employee and the employment in which he was engaged at the time, substantially contributing to the injury. P. 276 U. S. 158.

2. If the employee be injured while passing, with the express or implied consent of the employer, to or from his work over the premise of another in such proximity and relation to the premises of the employer as to be in practical effect a part of them, the injury is one arising out of and in the course of the employment as much as though it had happened while the employee was engaged in his work at the place of its performance. P. 276 U. S. 158.

3. Award of compensation to a brickyard employee who was killed by a railroad train while crossing the light of way, off the public road, on his way to work held consistent with the Fourteenth Amendment in view of the facts stated in the opinion.

68 Utah 600 affirmed.

Error to a judgment of the Supreme Court of Utah affirming an award of compensation made by the State Industrial Commission against the brick company for the death of one of its employees.

Page 276 U. S. 156

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