Shooting survivors, families told of compensation

August 13, 2010 3:45:00 AM PDT
The head of Connecticut's workers compensation program says the largest payouts in 12 years may eventually be made to survivors and family members of employees killed last week at a Manchester beer distributor.

John Mastropietro, chairman of the state Workers Compensation Commission, says information was sent Wednesday to the two survivors and relatives of the eight workers killed Aug. 3 about how to seek compensation.

He says payments by the insurer for Hartford Distributors Inc. could be the largest since a former accountant at the Connecticut Lottery Corp. fatally shot four executives and himself in 1998.

Compensation would be 75 percent of a worker's average income over a year after reductions for Social Security and income taxes.


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