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Volunteer Firefighter's Widow Gets 2nd Chance to Prove Cancer Claim

Friday, March 10, 2017 | 854 | 0 | 175 min read

A claimant’s failure to submit official records of a volunteer firefighter’s exposure to carcinogens was not necessarily grounds to dismiss a death claim filed by the widow of a former volunteer fire chief who died of lung cancer, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled. Case: Steele v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Findlay Township), No. 875 C.D. 2016, 03/08/2017. Facts: Roy Steele joined the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department in 1968. He served as a lieutenant, assistant captain, captain, assistant chief and chief of the department before stepping down in 2004 bec...

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