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Employee Fistfight

Employee Fistfight

Question: Two employees arguing over how to best complete a job come to blows. One employee is knocked unconscious. Is it recordable?

Answer: YES. Workplace violence is not listed as an exception to the recordkeeping rule and should be recorded due to the loss of consciousness.

Letter of Interpretation:
The Recordkeeping rule contains no general exception, for purposes of determining work-relationship, for cases involving acts of violence in the work environment.

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