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Court: Marijuana use cause to deny workers' compensation

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Two workers who tested positive for marijuana after being injured in an explosion when they tried to use a blow torch to open a 55-gallon drum that had contained flammable liquid were rightly denied workers' compensation, the state Court of Appeals ruled today.

In a split decision, the court affirmed a state Workers' Compensation Commission ruling against Matthew Edmisten and Greg Prock in a case stemming from a November 2007 accident at Bull Shoals Landing on Bull Shoals Lake in North Arkansas.

Three dissenting judges said there was no evidence that the accident occurred because of marijuana use.

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