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‘Act of God’ doctrine bars comp act coverage (access required)

Where claimant was injured when a gust of wind pushed a gate that she opened and then blew the gate back into her, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission correctly applied the “act of God” doctrine to determine she did not suffer a compensable injury. An injury caused by a natural force, such as the wind, is ...