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62-4-16Burial and transportation expenses paid when death results from injury.

The employer shall pay the burial expense and the expense of a headstone grave marker for an employee whose death resulted from an injury, in an amount not to exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars. If the death occurred in a foreign state or outside the community where the employee is to be buried, the employer shall also pay the cost of transporting the body of the employee to the community where the employee is to be buried.

Source: SDC 1939, § 64.0402 (4) as enacted by SL 1945, ch 352; SL 1945, ch 353; SL 1959, ch 456, § 2; SL 1966, ch 263; SL 1971, ch 285; SL 1976, ch 322, § 2; SL 1982, ch 375; SL 1985, ch 398; SL 1996, ch 305; SL 2009, ch 274, § 1; SL 2010, ch 249, § 2.

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