Worker’s Alleged Incident Couldn’t Have Occurred as Described

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A worker claimed that he injured his neck and back on the job. But the employer contested his workers’ comp claim, arguing that he couldn’t have gotten hurt the way he said he did. The Appeals Commission agreed. The weight of the evidence showed that the worker’s described and reported alleged incident couldn’t have happened based on the employer’s uncontested attempt to re-enact it. The worker also described performing a work duty at the time of the incident that the employer confirmed is outside of his duties and is performed only by qualified tradespeople employed by the employer, added the Commission [2015-0514 (Re), [2015] CanLII 43413 (AB WCAC), July 21, 2015].