Kaiser Owes $60,000 for Workers' Comp Claim, Insurance Company Says
5-1-2014 23:07:00

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser is responsible for injuries to a man working at one of its facilities, an insurance company alleges in an Alameda-Hayward County superior court complaint.
     Andrew Banducci is an employee of Matrix HG Inc., which Kaiser hired to do plumbing work on its properties. In March 2013, Banducci was working at a Kaiser facility in Pleasanton, Calif. when a soldered plumbing joint failed, spraying him with scalding water and causing third-degree burns on his face, neck and arm.
     Plaintiff Security National Insurance Company provides Matrix with workers' compensation insurance coverage. The company sued Kaiser Foundation Healthplan Inc. and Kaiser Capital Projects for premises liability, alleging the defendants are responsible for negligent maintenance of the facility where Banducci was injured.
     Security National wants the court to order Kaiser to reimburse over $65,000 in workers' compensation benefits and all “future disability and costs of medical care and treatment.”
     The plaintiff is represented by Pamela Wilson of Samuelsen Gonzalez Valenzuela & Brown, in Newport Beach. HG14-717367