Utah Federal Judge Rules Occupational Exposure Claims Barred By Workers' Comp Act

Utah Federal Judge Rules Occupational Exposure Claims Barred By Workers' Comp Act

SALT LAKE CITY - Chemical exposure personal injury claims prosecuted in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah by two oil refinery workers are barred by the state workers' compensation act, and summary judgment for the employer is appropriate, the presiding judge ruled in an order entered May 25 (E. Lynn Hansen, et al. v. Chevron USA Inc., et al.,  No. 08-959, D. Utah; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 73418).

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