O'Boyle v. Parker-Young Co
In O'Boyle v. Parker-Young Co., 95 Vt. 58, 112 A. 385 (1921), the defendant, a manufacturer of wood products, hired an independent contractor to haul its lumber and load it on railroad cars for shipment.
An employee of the independent contractor died from injuries sustained while working for the independent contractor.
The Court acknowledged that the employee had been entirely under the control of the independent contractor, but concluded that this fact was not determinative as to whether the defendant manufacturer was the deceased employee's statutory employer. Id. at 60, 112 A. at 386.