Court rejects suit against Milton Hershey School

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 17, 2016 9:00 AM

FILE PHOTO: A student walks past one of the Agriculture and Environmental Education buildings on the campus of the Milton S. Hershey School in Hershey. (AP Photo/Chris Knight)

(Harrisburg) -- An appeals court has rejected a midstate man's attempt to blame his health problems on his work shoveling manure decades ago at the Milton Hershey School in Dauphin County.

A Superior Court panel has agreed with a county judge's decision to dismiss Edward Krishack's lawsuit against the school, which he attended from 1948 to 1953.

The judge and the appeals court agree Krishack failed to connect his current lung problems to the farm work he and other students were required to perform.  

He noted Krishack developed emphysema from smoking a pack-and-a-half of cigarettes daily for 40 years.

Krishack had argued a calcified deposit on one of his lungs resulted from inhaling fungus on hay and chicken manure.

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