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Missouri: No Benefits for Alleged Fume Exposure

Claimant lost his claim against the second injury fund when he failed to prove an accident that his alleged exposure to muriatic acid fumes caused a heart attack. Poarch v Treasurer of the State of Missouri , 2012 Mo. App. Lexis 592 (May 1, 2012). The court rejected an argument that the commission must...

Missouri: Benefits Denied For a Train Inspector Who Fell From a Rail Car

A 58-year old train inspector fell more than 20 feet from the top of a rail car resulting in injuries to his back and shoulder. He failed to establish he had an accident to pursue a PTD claim against the second injury fund because he "unfortunately" had no idea how his fall occurred. Gleason...

Missouri: Court Affirms Worker Had "Unusual" Strain From Routine Activities

A worker in his 50s tore three tendons in his right shoulder in 2009 after he lifted himself about two feet into his truck. In a 9-2 decision, the majority of the Western District as a matter of first impression found under the new Act claimant established he had an “accident” even though...