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Q211 - Angry Clown

Question: 

While participating in a voluntary family fun day at work, an employee gets into an altercation with a clown when he is squirted with water. As a result, the employee ends up with a broken nose and receives medical treatment. Is it recordable?

Answer:

NO. The injury occurred while the employee was voluntarily participating in a family fun day. Voluntary participation in recreational activities are not considered work-related.

Letter of Interpretation Injuries that result solely from voluntary participation in recreational activities are generally not considered work-related.

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