No. 129.

337 U.S. 163 (1949)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided May 31, 1949.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Guy W. Green argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the brief was Louis N. Wolf.

Lyman J. Bishop argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief were Thomas J. Cole and D.C. Chastain.

Daniel W. Knowlton and J. Stanley Payne filed a brief for the Interstate Commerce Commission as amicus curiae.

MR. JUSTICE RUTLEDGE delivered the opinion of the Court.

The primary question is whether the coverage of the Federal Employers' Liability Act and the Boiler Inspection Act1 includes injuries in the nature of occupational disease, here silicosis, or is confined exclusively to injuries inflicted by accident. After having been twice before the Supreme Court of Missouri, the case is here on certiorari, 335 U.S. 809, for review of its final...

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