Was Employee Struck and Killed by a Car Crossing a Street to Get to the Parking Lot ''Because of His Employment''

In Epler v. N. Am. Rockwell Corp., 482 Pa. 391, 393 A.2d 1163 (1978), the decedent had finished his usual shift and had left the employer's premises and was crossing a street to get to the parking lot where he was instructed to park when he was struck and killed by one or two automobiles. The Supreme Court held that the decedent's death was compensable in that the decedent was in the area where the accident occurred because of his employment. The Court noted in Epler that although the employer did not have title to or control over the area, it caused the area to be used by its employees in the performance of their assigned tasks.