Plaintiff contracted lead poisoning through the gradual daily inhalation of poisonous fumes from a gasoline torch used in his occupation as an automobile mechanic. If the employer had provided another type of gasoline, it appeared that plaintiff's disability would have been avoided. Held, that under these circumstances lead poisoning was not an occupational disease, and plaintiff should be compensated under the Iowa Workmen's Compensation Law. Black v. Creston Auto Co., (Iowa, 1938) 281 N. W. 189.
Donald M. Swope,
WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION - LEAD POISONING CONTRACTED BY AN AUTOMOBILE MECHANIC NOT AN OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE - CANCER CONTRACTED BY BATTERY PLANT EMPLOYEE AN OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE,
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