Fla. Foreman Must Pay $2.6M For Worker's Death

Law360, New York (August 23, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT) -- A Florida jury awarded $2.6 million Monday to children of a construction worker who died after his supervisor ordered him to enter the site of a below-ground natural gas leak, saying workers' compensation immunity doesn't apply because of the nature of the supervisor's actions.

Florida workers generally can't sue their employers for work related injuries or deaths unless it's shown that the employer acted in a way that was “virtually certain” to cause an employee's injury or death, and the employer concealed or misrepresented the danger....
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