Headbutted prisoner ineligible for workers comp benefits: Wyoming high court

 Friday, November 11, 2011

 Business Insurance

Wyoming’s Supreme Court says a prison inmate is ineligible for workers compensation after another prisoner headbutted him during kitchen duty. The assault at Wyoming State Penitentiary left Steven DeLoge with a broken nose. But the court said the injury is not compensable because it resulted from his assailant’s illegal activity during an argument. According to court records, Mr. DeLoge was working in the prison’s kitchen when he told a supervisor that another had not properly cleaned a bread slicing machine.
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