Knox Council Approves Pay for Injured Fireman

Knox City Council
Knox City Council

After raising the city’s workers’ compensation benefits in January, the Knox City Council held an executive session Tuesday night prior to their regularly scheduled meeting to discuss the possibility of back-pay for an injured Knox fireman who was out of work after suffering an injury while investigating a fire.

Wayne Noah was injure when a change in pressure forced him off of the house floor and onto the ground, twisting an ankle and preventing him from working his full-time job. The fireman is employed at a factory and was unable to work due to his injury. The city council approved a motion in January to pursue increasing their workers’ compensation benefits from $300 a week to $1000, but the problem was, that change didn’t affect the benefits for Noah.

The council discussed the matter in an executive session, and while it’s not known how that discussion went behind closed doors, the council approved a motion during their regular meeting to pay $2003.03 to Noah to make up for the difference. The motion was passed unanimously.