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62-4-8Death resulting from injury--Payments to personal representative or beneficiaries of deceased.

In case death occurs as a result of the injury, then if the employee leaves any spouse, child, parent, grandparent, or lineal heir entitled to compensation under §§ 62-4-12 to 62-4-15, inclusive, the compensation shall be paid at the option of the employer, either to the personal representative or the beneficiaries of the deceased employee and distributed as provided in § 62-4-17. However, in no case may the amount payable under this section be less than five hundred dollars.

Source: SL 1917, ch 376, § 24; RC 1919, § 9459 (7); SDC 1939, § 64.0403 (6); SL 1964, ch 225, § 2; SL 1978, ch 359, § 25; SL 2008, ch 278, § 15.

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