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illustrated.1921 Excerpt: ... Opinion of the Court. 269 Pa. Opinion
By Mr. Justice Sadler, February 14, 1921: The plaintiff a miner,
employed by the defendant company, was injured by a fall of coal on
August 8, 1914, and brought an action to recover damages. In his
statement, he asserted liability on several grounds, one of which
was the failure to supply supports for the roof of the chamber in
which he was working. At the trial it was proposed to prove that
the duty of furnishing props had been placed, by the rules of the
mine, in the exclusive charge of the witness Langan; an unfulfilled
promise made by him to supply the timber requested by the
plaintiff; and, as a result, the falling of the coal, and the
injury complained of. The court below sustained objection made; no
further testimony was presented, and a verdict for the defendant
was directed. After the entry of judgment, the plaintiff took this
appeal. The first question raised is the liability of defendant
company under the Anthracite Mine Act, assuming the facts to be as
set forth in the offer. This renders necessary an inquiry into the
duties cast, under that legislation (Act June 2, 1891, P. L. 195),
upon those having control. "The term superintendent means the
person who shall have, on behalf of the owner, general supervision
of one or more mines or collieries" (art. 18, P. L. 207); the mine
foreman has charge of the underground workings (art. 12, P. L.
195), is a person whose competency is certified to by the State,
and to whom broad powers have been delegated. When the work has
been committed to his charge, as permitted by the act, the owner is
not ordinarily responsible for injuries which occur from negligent
performance of his duties: Golden v. Mount Jessup Coal Co., 225 Pa.
164; Watkins v. Lehigh C. & N. Co., 240 Pa. 4...
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