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No Benefits for Groundskeeper Who Died From Meningitis

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 184 | 0 | 35 min read

Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal overturned a finding of compensability for a groundskeeper’s death from meningitis, explaining that state law required clear and convincing evidence of the level of occupational exposure to fungus. Case: School District of Indian River County v. Cruce, No. 1D17-3342, 11/27/2019, published. Facts and procedural history: Edward Cruce worked for the School District of Indian River County as a groundskeeper. In 2014, he was assigned to clean out a storage area in a maintenance building. On several days, Cruce came home covered in smelly whi...

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