Luis Banuelos vs. Acorn Engineering Company; Pacific Compensation Insurance Company

Acorn Engineering Company; Pacific Compensation Insurance Company Luis Banuelos WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARDSTATE OF CALIFORNIA                LUIS BANUELOS, Applicant,    vs.    ACORN ENGINEERING COMPANY; PACIFIC COMPENSATION INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendants.        Case No. ADJ6647815 / ADJ6426800    / ADJ6673816            OPINION AND DECISION AFTER RECONSIDERATION In order to further study the factual and legal issues in this case, on November 25, 2013, we    granted defendant’s Petition for Reconsiderationof a workers’ compensation administrative law judge’s    (WCJ) Findings of Fact of September 3, 2013, wherein it was found that, while employed as a machinist    on April 29, 2008 (ADJ6647815), and during a cumulative period ending on April 29, 2008    (ADJ6426800), applicant “sustained industrial injury arising out of and occurring in the course of    employment a stroke [sic].”     Defendant contends that the WCJ erred in finding industrial injury in the form of a stroke.    Defendant also contends that the WCJ erred in notsufficiently explaining the basis behind her decision,    in not consolidating case AD.T6673816, where it was alleged that while employed as a machinist on    September 21, 2007, applicant sustained injury to the brain (in the form of a stroke), the entire right side    of his body including his face, arms, torso, legs, bladder, bowel, psyche and in the forms of vision    impairment, speech impairment, sleep disorder, and sexual dysfunction “due to stress of job,” and in not    making findings regarding whether the applicant sustained a single or multiple injuries the proper date of    the injury or injuries pursuant to Western Growers Ins. Co. v. Workers’ Comp. Appeals Bd. (Austin)    (1993) 16 Cal.App.4th 227,237 [58 Cal.Comp.Cases 323].     We have received an answer from the applicant, and the WCJ has filed a Report and    Recommendation on Petition for Reconsideration (Report). ,  Defendant is correct that the WCJ did not adequ

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