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Court Yanks Family's VSSR Award for Worker's Electrocution

By WorkCompCentral

Monday, September 18, 2017 | 552 | 0 | 0 min read

An Ohio appellate court struck down an enhancement to a family’s award of benefits for a worker’s fatal accident due to a failure of the Industrial Commission hearing officer to adequately support the basis for the enhancement.   Case: State ex rel. Thompson Electric v. Industrial Commission, No. 16AP-23, 09/14/2017, published. Facts: Thomas Otto worked for Thompson Electric as a foreman. On May 25, 2011, he went out with a crew to replace a transmission pole in Wooster, Ohio. As the crew was setting up to do the job, a crew member accidentally caused a derrick boom to come...

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