Workers Comp for HDI Survivors Could Be Most Since Lottery Shooting
Published at 12:59 PM EDT on Aug 12, 2010 | Updated at 2:24 PM EDT on Aug 12, 2010
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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