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Court clarifies ‘statutory employees’ exception (access required)

Where an employer hires an independent contractor to “perform or execute any work which is a part of his trade, business or occupation and contracts” the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Law treats the contractor as if “the work[er] had been immediately employed by him.” Despite this, three independent contractors severely injured when a pump exploded during ...