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HUERTAS UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION CASE (06/11/70)

decided: June 11, 1970.

HUERTAS UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION CASE


Appeal from decision of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, No. B-103993, in re claim of Luis G. Huertas.

COUNSEL

Darold L. Hemphill, with him Butterfield, Joachim, Brodt & Hemphill, for appellant.

Sydney Reuben, Assistant Attorney General, with him William C. Sennett, Attorney General, for Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, appellee.

Robertson B. Taylor, with him Robert H. Holland, and Kolb, Holland, Antonelli & Heffner, for employer-intervenor.

Wright, P. J., Watkins, Montgomery, Jacobs, Hoffman, Spaulding, and Cercone, JJ. Dissenting Opinion by Cercone, J. Hoffman and Spaulding, JJ., join in this dissent.

Author: Per Curiam

[ 217 Pa. Super. Page 100]

Decision affirmed.

Disposition

Decision affirmed.

Dissenting Opinion by Cercone, J.:

On October 10, 1967, Luis G. Huertas, while in the employ of Bethlehem Steel Company, suffered injuries, including serious burns of second and third degree, which required extensive plastic surgery and several months of hospitalization. After a period of total disability, partial disability remained for which he receives Workmen's Compensation. Because of the serious

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    burns to his feet, he was unable to do any extensive walking or be on his feet for any sustained length of time. In accordance with the recommendation of Bethlehem's Medical Department, he was given the position of power sweeper operator of a motor-driven broom type piece of equipment which cleaned cinders and debris off the driveway. He was given in-plant driving privileges which permitted him to ride and avoid the walk from ...


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