Dias v. Adams
In Dias v. Adams, 189 Conn. 354, 456 A.2d 309 (1983) the Court examined the legislative history regarding 31-293a and distinguished "'simple negligence on the job' from negligence in the operation of a motor vehicle." "Although the legislative history of 31-293a is not especially revealing, there is some evidence that the intention was to distinguish 'simple negligence on the job' from negligence in the operation of a motor vehicle.
Unlike the special hazards of the work place, the risk of a motor vehicle accident is a common danger to which the general public is exposed. Particular occupations may subject some employees to a greater degree of exposure to that risk. The nature of the risk remains unchanged, however, and in many employments it is no greater than for the general public. The legislature has chosen, therefore, not to extend the immunity given to fellow employees by 31-293a to accidents having a less distinct relationship to the hazards of the employment." Id., 359-60.