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Paramedic whose mother died in his arms is denied workers' compensation

from CBC News

For seven months, Quebec paramedic Olivier Mireault has been living in fear that he will be called to take one of his friends or family to the hospital. It's a nightmare he is familiar with — in November, he responded to a call at his mother's house. She died in his arms, of an aortic aneurysm rupture. Soon after, he says, his doctor diagnosed him with post-traumatic stress syndrome. But Quebec's workplace health and safety board (CNESST) has refused his claim for compensation, because Mireault wasn't technically on the clock when he responded to the call. more


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