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Hanson v. Reichelt

452 N.W.2d 164 (1990)

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Hanson v. Reichelt

Iowa Supreme Court

452 N.W.2d 164 (1990)

Facts

Dennis Hanson (plaintiff) died after suffering heatstroke while baling hay in the employ of Sherman Reichelt (defendant). The recorded temperature reached 95 degrees on the day of Hanson’s injury. Hanson’s parents were appointed administrators of his estate (administrators) and filed a petition with the Iowa Industrial Commission (commission) seeking medical and death benefits from Reichelt and his insurance carrier. After an arbitration, a deputy industrial commissioner found that Hanson’s death did not arise out of the employment with Reichelt and denied benefits. The administrators appealed to the commissioner, who affirmed the arbitration decision. The administrators then filed a petition for judicial review in the district court, and the district court also affirmed. The administrators appealed again, and the court of appeals reversed. Reichelt then appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Lavorato, J.)

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