No. 82-1338.

709 F.2d 622 (1983)

Walter GUNN, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. GREAT LAKES DREDGE & DOCK COMPANY, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

Decided June 23, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ned L. Mann (argued), Mann, Gullia & Granzier, Cleveland, Ohio, Victor G. Hanson, Detroit, Mich., for plaintiff-appellant.

John Arthur Hamilton (argued), Detroit, Mich., for defendant-appellee.

Before EDWARDS, Chief Circuit Judge, KRUPANSKY, Circuit Judge, and PECK, Senior Circuit Judge.


Plaintiff in this case appeals from a jury verdict in favor of the defendant. The action was based upon provisions of the Jones Act 46 U.S.C. § 688 (1976).

Plaintiff was a "scowman" engaged at the time of his injury in unhooking a scow from bollards at a dock in the Cuyahoga River and charged with giving the captain of the tugboat, which was going to tug the scow, a signal to proceed when he had thrown off the cables. After plaintiff had untied...

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