Chicago & Eastern Illinois R. Co. v. Industrial Comm'n,
284 U.S. 296 (1932)

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Chicago & Eastern Illinois R. Co. v. Industrial Comm'n, 284 U.S. 296 (1932)

Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad Co.

v. Industrial Commission of Illinois

No. 79

Argued December 1, 1931

Decided January 4, 1932

284 U.S. 296


A railway employee, while occupied in oiling an electric motor which is used for hoisting coal into a chute, to be thence taken and used by locomotives principally employed in moving interstate freight, is not engaged in interstate transportation, or in work so closely related to it as to be practically a part of it, and therefore an injury suffered by him while so occupied is not within the Federal Employers' Liability Act. Chicago, B. & Q. R. Co. v. Harrington, 241 U. S. 177, and Chicago & N.W. Ry. Co. v. Bolle, ante, p. 284 U. S. 74, followed. Erie R. Co. v. Collins, 253 U. S. 77, and Erie R. Co. v. Szary, id., 253 U. S. 86, overruled.


Certiorari, post, p. 599, to review a judgment affirming an award of compensation for personal injuries under a state workmen's compensation act. The Supreme Court of Illinois declined to review.

Page 284 U. S. 297

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