(1969). Upon examination of the aforementioned documents in this case the following are material facts not in dispute:
1. The plaintiff was employed by the defendant on December 28, 1966 at the time of the accident.
2. On December 28, 1966, plaintiff, while en route to her place of employment at the defendant's Lancaster plant, slipped and fell on a snow covered sidewalk used for pedestrian traffic located directly in front of the plant.
3. Plaintiff's fall occurred while walking from an employee's parking lot to the building where she worked.
4. The spot where plaintiff fell was located on the sidewalk adjacent to building No. 15.
5. Building No. 15 and the parking lot are separated by a grass area, sidewalk, and street.
6. Building No. 15 is located on the east side of defendant's plant.
7. The parking area utilized by plaintiff is east of Building No. 15.
8. The place where the plaintiff fell was on property owned, controlled and maintained by the defendant.
9. The plaintiff was walking toward the south entrance to defendant's plant when she fell.
10. There are two entrances on the east side of the plant, protected by a guard house.
11. The entire parking area and all internal roads, paths, and approaches to the plant entrances from the parking area are owned, maintained and controlled by the defendant.
12. The north parking area is bounded on the west by defendant's manufacturing plant, on the south by a waste disposal area, and to the north and east by public roads.
Upon the present state of the record, summary judgment is appropriate.
The sole issue to be decided is whether the plaintiff was injured on the "premises" of her employer within the meaning of the compensation statute. The courts of Pennsylvania have distinguished between property owned by the employer and premises of the employer. Del Rossi v. Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, 210 Pa. Super. 485, 233 A. 2d 597 (1967). Property that is owned, leased or controlled by the employer, in order to constitute "premises" must be "so connected with the business in which the employee is engaged as to form a component or integral part of it." Robinson v. Y.W.C.A., supra. Here the parking facilities are owned, maintained and controlled by the defendant. The internal roads and pathways between its parking facilities and the plant entrances are owned, maintained and controlled by the defendant. The parking facilities are immediately adjacent to the defendant's working plant and a waste disposal area. Plaintiff regularly used these facilities, as did other employees of the defendant. Viewing the defendant's plant and facilities as a whole, the Court finds that the parking areas, driveways, and paths leading to and from it form a component and integral part of the employer's business. The plaintiff, having fallen upon the "premises" of her employer, is entitled to Workmen's Compensation benefits and this is her exclusive remedy as a matter of law. See, Robinson v. Y.W.C.A., supra; Shaffer v. Somerset Community Hospital, 205 Pa. Super. 419, 211 A. 2d 49 (1965); Pineda v. Oliver B. Cannon & Son, 172 Pa. Super. 625, 93 A. 2d 902 (1953). Having found plaintiff within the coverage of the compensation act, we need not discuss whether plaintiff would be estopped to deny that she is covered.
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