Respondent appeals from a final determination by the Workers Compensation court who found petitioner was entitled to death
benefits because her husband died while on special mission. The central issue raised on appeal is whether the decedent was engaged
in the direct performance of his duties when he suffered a heart attack while waiting outside the hotel in which he was staying after a fire alarm.
We affirm the lower court decision for the following reasons:
Decedent was a union representative and was scheduled by his employer to attend a training session on April 21, l998, along with other employees, in Michigan. Travel arrangements were made through a company who contracted with respondent who also paid for
his room, car rental and transportation.