U.S. Supreme Court
John Baizley Iron Works v. Span, 281 U.S. 222 (1930)
John Baizley Iron Works v. Span
Argued January 8, 1930
Decided April 14, 1930
281 U.S. 222
The painting of angle irons as part of necessary repairs in the engine room of a completed vessel lying tied up to a pier in navigable waters has a direct relation to navigation or commerce, and a claim arising out of injuries suffered by a workman in the course of such employment is controlled exclusively by the maritime law. P. 281 U. S. 230. 295 Pa. 18, reversed.
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