Pursuant to R.S.Mo. 287.067, occupational disease is defined to mean an identifiable disease arising with or without human fault out of and in the course of employment. Pursuant to R.S.Mo. 287.020.11, occupational disease due to toxic exposure include the following: 1) Mesothelioma; 2) Asbestosis; 3) Berylliosis; 4) Coal worker’s pneumoconiosis; 5) Bronchiolitis obliterans; 6) Silicosis; 7) Silicotuberculosis; 8) Manganism; 9) Acute myelogenous leukemia; and 10) Myelodysplastic syndrome.
For occupational disease due to toxic exposure involving any of the aforementioned conditions, an amount equal to 200% of the state’s average weekly wage as of the date of diagnosis for 100 weeks shall be paid by the Missouri employer, plus additional benefits under the Missouri worker’s compensation laws.
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