Abstracts of Current Decisions on Mines and Mining: May to August, 1917 Page: 43
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STATUTES RELATING TO MINING OPERATIONS.
to the employer's business at designated places. The superficies
of a mine are particularly described and the limitation to locality
can not be ignored. Under this construction a miner passing on
the surface from one mine to another about a quarter of a mile apart
and who was struck and killed by an interurban car while crossing
the tracks that lay between the two mines was not within the pro-
visions of the workmen's compensation act as his death was not within
the expression "on, in, or about" the mine.
Brevard v. Skidmore-Patterson Coal Co. (Kansas), 165 Pacific 659.
Where a miner was, in the course of his employment, engaged in
breaking up a chunk of iron ore with a hammer, a particle of the ore
flew into his eye and was imbedded in the eyeball. A fellow work-
man, using a handkerchief wrapped around a match, removed the
particle of ore from the eye and immediately washed the eye in
water from the trough used daily by miners for washing their hands
and faces. Shortly thereafter gonorrheal infection set in, causing
total loss of the sight of the eye. This infection was introduced
either at the time the particle of ore was removed'or while the eye
was being washed, as the workman himself was free from such infec-
tion. The injury thus received was accidental within the meaning
of the Minnesota workmen's compensation act and the injured miner
entitled to compensation.
State (Adriatic Mining Co.) v. District Court, etc. (Minnesota), 163 Northwestern
NOTICE OF INJURY--PURPOSE.
Section 24 of the Illinois workmen's compensation act (Hurd's
Rev. Stats. 1915-16, ch. 48) requires that notice of an accident
be given the employer as soon as practical but not later than 30
days after the accident and the notice shall apprise the employer
fully of the circumstances and injury. The purpose of this was to
prevent employers from being held liable for fraudulent injuries
without an opportunity of investigating before such a lapse of time
that the fraud could not be discovered.
Casparis Stone Co. v. Industrial Board, etc. (Illinois), 115 Northeastern 822, p.
VERBAL NOTICE OF INJURY.
Under the Illinois workmen's compensation act (Hurd's Rev.
Stats., ch. 48) a verbal notice of the injury to the employer is
Smith-Sohr Coal Mining Co. v. Industrial Board (Illinois), 116 Northeastern 656.
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