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No comp for farmhand hurt by ‘horseplay’

A farmhand who fell when he was grabbed from behind by a co-worker cannot collect workers’ compensation for a knee injury, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission ruled Sept. 1. The deputy commissioner awarded benefits to Brandon Phipps, 22, who worked for a turfgrass farm in Franklin. But the full commission reversed, and said Phipps’ injury did ...

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