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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

Weekly safety news. Stay in touch with regulations from OSHA, NFPA, and other safety codes. Find out about other companies' best and worst practices. We scour the internet to provide you with helpful training resources and the latest safety information.


Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Company Events Can End Up As Workers' Comp

The Des Moines Register reports on a Cedar Rapids press operator who was injured while bowling with his 14-year old daughter and received $100,000 in benefits. The article states the benefits were paid:

"...because Powell's employer had arranged and paid for Powell's bowling as part of what it called a Family Fun Fest for the company's workers. The case is similar to many others in which companies have had to pay benefits for workers injured or killed in company-sponsored recreational events that were intended to enhance employee health or morale."

Read the entire article.

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