Construction performed on temporarily idle facilities.
The Act applies to work on a covered interstate instrumentality or production facility even though performed during periods of temporary non-use or idleness. 52 The courts have held the Act applicable to performance of construction work upon a covered facility even though the use of the facility was temporarily interrupted or discontinued. 53 It is equally clear that the repair or maintenance of a covered facility (including its machinery, tools, dies, and other equipment) though performed during the inactive or dead season, is subject to the Acts. 54
Walton v. Southern Package Corp., 320 U.S. 540; Slover v. Wathen & Co., 140 F. (2d) 258 (C.A. 4); Bodden v. McCormick Shipping Corp., 188 F. (2d) 733; and Russell Co. v. McComb, 187 F. (2d) 524 (C.A. 5).
Pedersen v. J. F. Fitzgerald Construction Co., ante; Bennett v. V. P. Loftis, ante; Walling v. McCrady Const. Co., ante; and Bodden v. McCormick Shipping Corp., 188 F. (2d) 733.
Maneja v. Waialua Agricultural Co., 349 U.S. 254; Bowie v. Gonzalez, 117 F. (2d) 11; Weaver v. Pittsburgh Steamship Co., 153 F. (2d) 597, certiorari denied 328 U.S. 858; Walling v. Keensburg Steamship Co., 462 F. (2d) 405.