RALEIGH, N.C. - A unanimous North Carolina Court of Appeals panel on May 14 affirmed a decision of the North Carolina Industrial Commission to deny workers' compensation benefits to a worker who alleged occupational exposure to sodium hypochlorite because the worker had not met the increased-risk standard (Clayton Ray Harrell v. Palace Entertainment Holdings Inc., et al., No. 11-796, N.C. App.; 2012 N.C. App. LEXIS 641).