4113.06 Negligence of employer.

When it appears in an action described in section 4113.03 of the Revised Code that the injury or death was caused in whole or in part by the neglect of the employer in failing to properly furnish, maintain, construct, guard, repair, inspect, or protect any of the ways, works, boats, wharves, plant, machinery, appliances, or tools, in any way connected with or in any way used in the business of the employer, in any manner required by the law of this state or of the United States, or by any defective or unsafe condition in the ways, works, boats, wharves, plant, machinery, appliances, or tools, except simple tools, in any way connected with or in any way used in the business of the employer, the fact that such employee continued in said employment with knowledge of such negligent omission or want of care or such defective or unsafe condition is not a defense unless by the terms of his employment it was expressly made the duty of such employee to report such neglect or such defective or unsafe condition to the employer and the evidence discloses that such employee failed so to report, and that the employer was not otherwise possessed of knowledge of such negligent, unsafe, or defective condition.

Such employee shall not be held to have assumed the risk of:

(A) The negligent act of any fellow servant or employee of such employer, done in obedience to the immediate or peremptory instructions or orders given by the employer, or any other person who has authority to direct the doing of said act;

(B) The want of necessary and sufficient rules and regulations, or the lack of enforcement of same, for the government of such employees in the construction, operation, and maintenance of such ways, works, boats, wharves, machinery, plant, appliances, or tools, or the employing or retention of any incompetent servant.

Cite as R.C. § 4113.06

History. Effective Date: 10-01-1953