ERNESTO AGRAMONT vs. ASSOCIATED CONCRETE PRODUCTS (NEW BASIS); AMERICAN PROTECTION INSURANCE COMPANY, Adjusted By GALLAGHER BASSETT INSURANCE SERVICES; CALIFORNIA INSURANCE GUARANTEE ASSOCIATION, Administered By INTERCARE INSURANCE SERVICES, For RELIANCE INSURANCE COMPANY, In Liquidation

This case involves Ernesto Agramont, an employee who sustained industrial injury to his right knee, left knee, and low back while employed as a welder from August 8, 1999 to August 8, 2000. The workers' compensation administrative law judge found that the continuous trauma period ran until December 21, 1999. The defendants, Associated Concrete Products (New Basis), American Protection Insurance Company, California Insurance Guarantee Association, and Reliance Insurance Company, in liquidation, sought reconsideration of this finding. The workers' compensation appeals board denied the petition for reconsideration, upholding the WCJ's conclusion that the continuous trauma period ran until December 21, 1999.

ASSOCIATED CONCRETE PRODUCTS (NEW BASIS); AMERICAN PROTECTION INSURANCE COMPANY, Adjusted By GALLAGHER BASSETT INSURANCE SERVICES; CALIFORNIA INSURANCE GUARANTEE ASSOCIATION, Administered By INTERCARE INSURANCE SERVICES, For RELIANCE INSURANCE COMPANY, In Liquidation ERNESTO AGRAMONT WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARDSTATE OF CALIFORNIAERNESTO AGRAMONT, Applicant,vs.ASSOCIATED CONCRETE PRODUCTS (NEW BASIS); AMERICAN PROTECTION INSURANCECOMPANY, Adjusted By GALLAGHER BASSETT INSURANCE SERVICES; CALIFORNIAINSURANCE GUARANTEE ASSOCIATION, Administered By INTERCARE INSURANCESERVICES, For RELIANCE INSURANCE COMPANY, In Liquidation, Defendants.Case No. ADJ4439745 (ANA 0351385)OPINION AND ORDER DENYING RECONSIDERATION            Defendants New Basis1 and American Protection Insurance Company seek reconsideration of the May 2, 2012 Findings of Fact (Findings), wherein the workers’ compensation administrative law judge (WCJ) found that Applicant, while employed as a welder from August 8, 1999 to August 8, 2000, sustained industrial injury to his right knee, left knee, and low back.            Defendant New Basis contends that the WCJ erred in his finding regarding the date of injury, arguing that Applicant’s continuous trauma period ran until December 21, 1999.            We have considered the Petition for Reconsideration and Defendant California Insurance Guarantee Association’s (CIGA) Answer, and we have reviewed the record in this matter. The WCJ prepared a Report and Recommendation on Petition for Reconsideration (Report), recommending that the Petition be denied. Additionally, Defendant New Basis also submitted a Petition for Permission to File Reply Brief Pursuant to Cal. Code of Regulations § 10848 and Admit 4/11/12 Trial Transcript into 1 According to the WCJ’s Opinion on Decision, Associated Concrete Products is also known as New Basis. , Evidence. (See Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 10848.) We accept and have reviewed and considered this supplemental petition and the

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