Mingachos v. CBS, Inc

In Mingachos v. CBS, Inc., 196 Conn. 91, 100, 491 A.2d 368 (1985), the court expressly declined, however, to extend judicially the intentional tort exception to include employee injuries resulting from an employer's intentional, wilful or reckless violation of safety standards established pursuant to federal and state laws. In Mingachos, the plaintiff's decedent died from injuries he sustained in a workplace explosion. The plaintiff brought an action against his decedent's employer on the theory that the employer wilfully and recklessly violated various state and federal safety regulations, thereby creating a hazardous condition, and intentionally and wilfully caused the injuries and subsequent death of his decedent. Mingachos v. CBS, Inc., supra, 196 Conn. 95.