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Court Sets Aside PTD Award to Worker for Repetitive Trauma Claim

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | 0

The Utah Court of Appeals set aside an award of permanent total disability benefits to a sign installer, finding his repetitive work activities caused only his wrist condition, not his shoulder condition. Case: YESCO v. Labor Commission, No. 20200139-Cam 09/10/2021, published. Facts and procedural history: In 1995, David Keller began working for YESCO as a sign installer. His daily work involved installing heavy signs using a hammer drill and jackhammer. While he was at work in 2007, Keller felt a popping sensation in his left arm while lifting a sign. This was accompanied by pain and the d...

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