Tuesday, June 29, 2004

No worker's comp for injuries caused by lightning strike

In VEC v. Hale, the Virginia Court of Appeals in an opinion by Judge Frank, joined by Judge Humphreys, with Judge Elder dissenting, concluded a woman injured when lightning struck the telephone system she operated was not entitled to workers' compensation for her injuries.

In dissent, Judge Elder declared, among other things, that judicial notice can be taken of certain facts about lightning.

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