VSSR Cases: Specific Rules (Court of Appeals)

Ohio Workers’ Compensation Decisions
(Court of Appeals)

VSSR: Specific Rules

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Sunesis Constr. Co., State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm. (9/29/15)

SHO properly found that collapsed trench involving wet soil violated safety standard since finding that soil was wet indicated specific safety requirement applied; further, evidence in record (including photographs and testimony about likely source of collapse) supported finding that failure to properly brace or shore trench proximately caused injury.

Vote: 3-0
Opinion by:
Judge Luper Schuster
Appellate District: 10

Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp., State ex rel. v. Indus. Comm. (9/17/02)

Special purposes exception which permits employer to omit railing from emergency runway applied where operating conditions mandated ommission of standard railing. Employer was not required to provide non-standard railing.

Vote: 2-1
Opinion by: Judge Klatt
Appellate District: 10