U.S. Supreme Court
Lehigh Valley R. Co. v. Barlow, 244 U.S. 183 (1917)
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company v. Barlow
Argued April 20, 1917
Decided May 21, 1917
244 U.S. 183
An employee is not engaged in interstate commerce, within the meaning of the Federal Employers' Liability Act, when his work at the time of injury consists in placing cars owned by the carrier, containing its supply coal, upon an unloading trestle within its yards, and when the interstate movement of the cars carrying the coal occurred as long as seventeen days previously and the cars, with the coal, in the meantime have remained upon sidings and switches in the yards. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. Co. v. Harrington, 241 U. S. 177, reversed.
The case is stated in the opinion.