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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NORTH CAROLINA

No. 405A03

FILED: 6 FEBRUARY 2004

SHELBY J. DODSON, Widow and Personal Representative of the Estate of JOHN E. DODSON, Deceased, Employee

    v.

DUBOSE STEEL, INC., Employer, and AMERICAN MANUFACTURERS MUTUAL, Carrier

    Appeal pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 7A-30(2) from the decision of a divided panel of the Court of Appeals, 159 N.C. App. 1, 582 S.E.2d 389 (2003), affirming an opinion and award entered by the North Carolina Industrial Commission on 18 January 2002. Heard in the Supreme Court 9 December 2003.
    R. James Lore; and Johnson & Parsons, P.A., by Dale P. Johnson, for plaintiff-appellee.

    Hedrick, Eatman, Gardner & Kincheloe, L.L.P., by Maura K. Gavigan and Erin D. Eveson, for defendant-appellants.    

    PER CURIAM.

    For the reasons stated in the dissenting opinion, the decision of the Court of Appeals is reversed and the case is remanded to the Court of Appeals for further remand to the North Carolina Industrial Commission for proceedings not inconsistent with the dissenting opinion.

    REVERSED AND REMANDED.

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