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Cudahy Packing Co. v. Parramore, 263 U.S. 418 (1923)

Cudahy Packing Co. v. Parramore

No. 107

Argued November 14, 1923

Decided December 10, 1923

263 U.S. 418


1. Agreeably to the principles sustaining state workmen's compensation laws as consistent with the Fourteenth Amendment, an employer may be required to compensate his employee for an injury of which his employment is a substantially contributory cause, though not the sole or proximate one. P. 263 U. S. 422.

2. Whether an accident is so related to the employment that exaction of compensation may escape condemnation as clearly arbitrary and unreasonable must depend upon the particular circumstances of the case. P. 263 U. S. 424.

3. An employee, going to work at his employer's factory by the customary and only practicable way, was killed by a locomotive while crossing, on a public road, a railroad adjacent to the plant a few minutes before the time when his day's service as a stationary engineer was to begin. Held that imposition of liability on the employer for the benefit of the workman's dependents by a state compensation law was constitutional. P. 263 U. S. 426.

60 Utah 161 affirmed.

Error to a judgment of the Supreme Court of Utah affirming an award of workmen's compensation by the Utah Industrial Commission.

Page 263 U. S. 421

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