Married man's death during sex on business trip ruled a 'workplace accident'

  • Married man's death during sex on business trip ruled a 'workplace accident'

Married man's death during sex on business trip ruled a 'workplace accident'

A man who died from a heart attack after having sex with a woman he met on a business trip is a "victim of a professional accident", a French court has ruled.

But just after their interaction concluded, he was found dead in his hotel room.

He met a local woman on a night in February 2013, but was found dead in his hotel room in Meung-sur-Loire shortly after the pair had sex.

His death was classified as an "accident du travail" by French labour authorities, a decision that meant that Xavier's family are entitled to state benefits and a contribution from his employer.

Any partners and children will receive a monthly benefit of up to 80 percent of his salary until what would have been his retirement age and then a share of his pension.

A claim was made for compensation over Xavier X's death, but insurers argued that sexual intercourse is a part of everyday life and therefore his company were not financially responsible.

A man only identified by his first name, Xavier, a railway construction technician, died of a heart attack while on a business trip in the Loiret province, about 60 miles south of Paris.

The appeals court rejected TSO's argument and upheld a lower court's ruling that his death was considered a "workplace accident."

A court ruled if an employee is travelling for work, they are still the responsibility of their employer even when off duty. The company failed to sway the court with its argument that the worker's death "occurred when he had knowingly interrupted his mission for a reason exclusively dictated by his personal interest, independent of his job".