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P. J. Carlin Construction Co. v. Heaney, 299 U.S. 41 (1936)

P. J. Carlin Construction Co. v. Heaney

No. 9

Argued October 13, 1936

Decided November 9, 1936

299 U.S. 41


A company constructing a building on an island in navigable waters in New York, engaged the owner of a steamboat to ferry its workmen to and from the island. The shipowner was to collect specified fares from the workmen ferried. If, in any day, the collections were less than a specified amount, the company would make up the difference to the shipowner; if they exceeded it, the excess would be paid over to the company up to the point of reimbursing it for its payments in meeting such deficiencies. One of the workmen, while being so ferried, was injured by an explosion on the ship.

Held that an award of compensation against the company and its insurance carrier under the New York Workmen's Compensation Act was not invalid as an intrusion upon the maritime jurisdiction. P. 299 U. S. 44.

269 N.Y. 93 affirmed.

Certiorari, 298 U.S. 637, to review a judgment of the Court of Appeals of New York which affirmed a judgment

Page 299 U. S. 42

of the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, of the State (243 App.Div. 648, no opinion), sustaining an award of workmen's compensation.

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