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No Benefits for Youth Program Supervisor Who Lost Hand in Fireworks Explosion He Caused

Thursday, June 15, 2023 | 0

The Connecticut Appellate Court upheld a denial of benefits to a youth program supervisor who lost his left hand when he intentionally ignited the wick of a mortar he had found while program participants were performing clean-up work at a school. Case: Bassett v. Town of East Haven, No. AC 45106, 06/13/2023, published. Facts: James A. Bassett worked for the Town of East Haven as one of three supervisors for the East Haven Youth Program. The program employed teenagers to clean garbage from public spaces. The program supervisors would be notified by a town public works' employee, Robert Pa...

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