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Lifting Injuries

Publication Date: 
November 27 / 2014

A worker was carrying a 5-gallon gas can and began to feel pain in their back. The worker continued to work for the remainder of the shift and felt the pain grow progressively worse the next day. The worker sought medical attention and was diagnosed with lower back strain. They missed six days of work due to the injury. The WSCC accepted a claim for medical treatment and compensation for time lost from work.