|Organization:||Department of Industrial Accidents|
|Docket Number:||DIA Board No. 042316-04|
- Employee: Scott D. MacDonald
- Employer: Acme Waterproofing
- Insurer: Ohio Casualty Insurance Co.
COSTIGAN, J. The insurer appeals from a decision in which the administrative judge awarded weekly incapacity and medical benefits for an industrial injury to the employee’s low back. The insurer argues the judge erred by failing to apply the heightened "a major . . . cause" standard of G. L. c. 152, § 1(7A), because the employee had pre-existing degenerative disc disease that was not work-related.1 Upon review of the judge’s findings and the medical evidence in the record, we conclude there was no error.