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Driver Gets Benefits After Jumping From Burning Truck

Monday, June 29, 2020 | 154 | 0 | 19 min read

The Utah Court of Appeals ruled that a truck driver is entitled to benefits for the aggravation of pre-existing conditions caused by leaping away from her burning vehicle. Case: JBS USA v. Labor Commission, No. 20190694-CA, 06/04/2020, published. Facts: Leontine Foster began working for JBS USA as a truck driver in 2018 with pre-existing conditions affecting her right knee and lower back. Shortly after she was hired, Foster was driving a truck on a freeway in California when she smelled something burning. She pulled over and was about to call JBS to report a mechanical issue when she heard ...

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