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Case Name Bigge Crane & Rigging Co. v. WCAB and Paul Hunt
Date 10/04/2010
Note Bigge Crane & Rigging Co. v. WCAB, A127136, (10/04/2010): An employer is not liable for a benefits increase under a
Citation A127136
WCC Citation WCC 36752010 CA
BIGGE CRANE & RIGGING CO. , Petitioner, v. WORKERS' COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD AND PAUL HUNT, Respondents. Introduction Respondent Paul Hunt was injured while assisting with the dismantling of a truck crane used during a shutdown operation at a refinery. In January 2002, he was hired by Bigge Crane to operate a 90-ton, Peck & Hiller truck crane at the Chevron refinery job site. In the meantime, Embry told the operator of another crane (an 80-ton truck crane) and Hunt, who was working as the oiler, to go and assist Mom. As Hunt points out, Bigge Crane was cited for violating several safety orders, including orders requiring employee training and the securing or blocking of crane booms.

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