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US Steel not responsible for crash involving employee on overnight shift

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The Indiana state appeals court has ruled that US Steel isn’t responsible for a crash involving an employee who apparently fell asleep while driving after an 11-hour overnight work shift.

The 3-0 appeals court ruling upheld a Lake County judge’s decision that the steel mill in Gary wasn’t liable for damages to a woman who was badly injured in the 2011 crash.

The court’s ruling, working long hours doesn’t necessarily affect a person the same as alcohol.

The court said that it wasn’t clear how an employer could monitor worker fatigue or determine whether the fatigue was sufficient to stop an employee from leaving.

Source – Chicago Tribune

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