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For example, an employee crossing the street might be typing so vigorously into a two-way pager that he would never notice an approaching bus. Would that employee be covered by workers’ compensation?

Probably, unless a company policy forbade wandering around typing into pagers, said Lawrence Lorber, a partner at Proskauer Rose in Washington.

– from a New York Times article which suggests to me that soon employee handbooks will also warn against typing on a laptop while biking to work

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