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Employment: Workplace Injury-Safety Appliance Act-General Negligence

Plaintiff was twice injured while switching railcars at defendant’s yard. Plaintiff asserted claims for strict liability under the Safety Appliance Act and for negligence. The trial court entered judgment for plaintiff on his SAA claims. On appeal, defendant argued, among other issues, that the SAA was inapplicable because its cars were not “in use” during ...