An Athens (Athens County) man owes the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) more than $40,000 after he was discovered working while receiving workers comp benefits. Dominic Musarra, who was working as a satellite cable installer in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, pleaded to theft and fraud. “BWC works hard to make it clear that working while receiving certain workers comp benefits is not permissible,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer. “Its unfortunate Mr. Musarra didnt make the connection that violating the work rules can have serious consequences.”Special InvestigationsWorkers' Compensation
BWCs Special Investigations Department (SID) opened an investigation after receiving an anonymous allegation that Musarra was working for McDish Satellite in Point Pleasant, while receiving Temporary Total Disability benefits. Temporary Total Disability is for injured workers who are totally disabled from work for a short period of time due to a work-related injury or occupational disease. An injured worker cannot work while receiving these payments.