HR Strange But True!
November 05, 2003

We all know that HR is never dull, but sometimes it can get downright strange...

It takes nerve to file this WC claim

The mother of a man who killed three coworkers before shooting himself in a workplace rampage near Jefferson City, Mo., in July has filed a workers' compensation claim, saying the employer should compensate her for her son's death because it occurred at work.

The employer, Modine Manufacturing Co., said it turned down the request by Nina Tichelkamp-Russell, the mother of the 25-year-old gunman Jonathon Russell.

Modine Manufacturing quickly approved claims filed by the families of Russell's victims, but it has no intention of compensating the gunman's family, company spokesman Mick Lucareli said.

"This is probably an odd situation. It certainly caught us by surprise," Lucareli said.

Source: Reuters, via Yahoo!

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