Cummings v. Kelly Servs.

Cummings v. Kelly Servs., No. WC12-5447 (W.C.C.A. Oct. 17, 2012). Affirmed.

After exiting her work building in downtown St. Paul, the employee crossed a public plaza and then fell as she was walking down some steps. The employee’s route across the public plaza and down the stairs did not expose her to an increased risk of injury in comparison with the general public. If this would have happened while she was actually exiting the building, the injury probably would have been compensable.  But it happened when she was already well into the public space, so there was no increased risk.