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New Mexico: Off-Duty Police Officer’s Drowning During Rescue Effort Found Work-Related

A police officer, outside his jurisdiction, and on a personal day trip near the Rio Grande, who drowned while undertaking the rescue of a drowning child, sustained fatal injuries arising out of and in the course of his employment, held a New Mexico appellate court recently. Citing Larson’s Workers’...

Pennsylvania: “Good Samaritan” Awarded Benefits Following Injury

An employee who attempts to render aid to another does not, by that action, abandon his or her employment, held a Pennsylvania court. Accordingly, where an employee heard a cry for help, realized that someone was in danger at the bottom of a large concrete pit located some 30 feet from where he was working...