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Missouri Panel: Plant Failed To Show It Was A Statutory Employer In Injury Suit

(August 21, 2015, 10:39 AM EDT) -- ST. LOUIS — A Missouri power plant failed to show that it was the statutory employer of a repairman and thus entitled to the protection of the workers’ compensation exclusivity after the worker was injured while performing a repair, a Missouri appellate panel ruled Aug. 18, reversing a trial court’s decision (James E. Eaker v. Kansas City Power & Light Company, No. WD77851, Mo. App., Western Dist.; 2015 Mo. App. LEXIS 822).

(Opinion available. Document #77-150826-013Z.)

James Eaker was employed Enerfab, a boiler maintenance and repair...
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