Workers Comp for HDI Survivors Could Be Most Since Lottery Shooting | NBC Connecticut

Workers Comp for HDI Survivors Could Be Most Since Lottery Shooting

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    Employees of Hartford Distributors, from the left, Jennifer Lachapelle, of South Windsor, Marissa Busiere, of Enfield, Conn., and Jennifer Wood, of Tolland, Conn., support one another before the start of a news conference at a union hall, in South Windsor, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010. Eight people were killed Tuesday when Omar Thornton opened fire after a disciplinary hearing at the beer distributorship in Manchester, Conn., before killing himself. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Survivors and family members of Hartford Distributor employees killed last week in a rampage might eventually received the largest workers compensation payout in 12 years.

    John Mastropietro, chairman of the state Workers Compensation Commission, said information was sent on Wednesday to the two survivors and relatives of the eight workers killed Aug. 3 about how to seek compensation.

    Payments from Hartford Distributors Inc. insurer could be the largest since a former accountant at the Connecticut Lottery Corp. shot and killed four executives and himself in 1998.

    Compensation would be 75 percent of a worker's average income over a year after reductions for Social Security and income taxes.
     

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