Cochran Elec. Co. v. Mahoney, 129 Wn. App. 687 (2005)

Grady Martin

Case Conclusion Date:September 16, 2005

Practice Area:Workers Compensation

Outcome:Electric worker's death found compensable under Washington's Industrial Insurance Act.

Description:Claimant drove his employer's service van to a garage for regular maintenance. After dropping off the van, he started for home on his bicycle. He was struck by a car and died from his injuries. Division I of the Washington Court of Appeals found that he was killed in the course of his employment as an electric worker, making his surviving spouse entitled to death benefits.