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Injured worker. After Bernabe Aguirre was injured when he fell from a ladder while working at a construction site, he received medical treatment at an urgent care center for fractures to his ankle and foot. During his treatment, Aguirre submitted a urine sample for a drug screen, which resulted in a positive cocaine metabolite test. (Photo: iStock)

A Kentucky court has affirmed a decision by the Workers’ Compensation Board that a positive cocaine test of an injured employee did not bar his workers’ compensation claim, reasoning that the employer failed to demonstrate that the employee’s injury had been proximately caused primarily by his voluntary intoxication.

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