Appeal court: Evidence didn’t prove worker was drunk when hit by a truck on U.S. 1


On Wednesday, a state appellate court overruled a workers’ compensation judge who denied death and funeral benefits for an employee’s widow on the ground that he was intoxicated when he stepped into the path of a truck on U.S. 1.

State law allows denial of benefits when a workplace death or injury is attributable to intoxication, the 1st District Court of Appeal said.

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