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Court Upholds Award of Damages From Supervisor Who Removed Safety Guard

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | 601 | 0 | 22 min read

The Missouri Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a trial court's award of $873,000 in damages to a worker who filed a negligence suit against his supervisor. Although Missouri Revised Statutes Section 287.120.1 generally immunizes co-employees from civil liability for a workplace injury, the statute allows a suit to proceed if a co-employee engaged in an affirmatively negligent act that purposefully and dangerously caused or increased the risk of injury to the plaintiff employee. The court concluded that Mark Edwards’ removal of a safety guard from a laminating machine was...

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