Relation sexuelle fatale considérée comme un accident de travail

Adulterer’s death in the saddle during work trip classed as industrial accident

A French court has ruled that a man on a business trip died of an accident du travail when he died of a heart attack during sexual intercourse with a woman not his wife: his firm must continue to pay his wife 80% of his pay until his retirement age, whereafter it should continue to contribute to his pension.

Dalrymple comments:

I suppose the reasoning was as follows. If he had not been sent on the trip in the first place, he would not have had the sexual encounter and therefore not the heart attack from which he died. No doubt some expert could be found to claim that cardiac arrest was more common in such circumstances than in others (Félix Faure died in 1899 in the Elysée Palace during sexual activity). Therefore, the company was responsible.

Félix Faure: the excitement of being fellated by his mistress in the Élysée in 1899 led to cardiac arrest and death

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