No. 43.

358 U.S. 588 (1959)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 24, 1959.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

J. Ward O'Neill argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the brief was David P. H. Watson.

Bernard Chazen argued the cause for respondents. With him on a brief for Skovgaard, respondent, were Nathan Baker and Milton Garber.

Vernon S. Jones entered an appearance for the El Dorado Oil Works, respondent.

MR. JUSTICE STEWART delivered the opinion of the Court.

On the evening of December 5, 1952, the motor vessel Tungus docked at Bayonne, New Jersey, with a cargo of coconut oil in its deep tanks. El Dorado Oil Works had been engaged by the consignee to handle the discharge of this cargo, and for the next several hours the work of pumping the oil ashore was carried on by El Dorado employees, using a pump and hoses furnished by their employer. Two officers and...

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