Decedent, who was an employee of respondent, was found dead in respondent's store with a rope around his neck and legs. The doctor found that death was caused by asphyxiation by hanging. The deputy commissioner held that petitioner had not sustained the burden of proving that decedent met with an "accident arising out of and in the course of" employment, and that the mere finding of the body of an employee on the premises of an employer will not alone raise a presumption that there was an "accident arising out of and in the course of" the employment. Dietz v. Eagle Grocery Co., (N. J. Dept. of Labor 1936) 184 A. 216.
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