A truck driver who has been delivering radioactive waste for the local reactor begins to feel sick after a few years on the job. He then seeks to be compensated for this ailment.
Appearing at the workers' compensation department,
he is interviewed by an assessor. The assessor asks several questions in
relation to the claim.
Assessor: I see you work with radioactive materials and wish to claim
Trucker: Yeah, I feel really sick.
Assessor: Alright then, Does your employer take measures to protect you from
Trucker: Yeah, he gives me a lead suit to wear on the
Assessor: And what about the cabin in which you drive?
Trucker: Oh yeah.
That's lead lined, all lead lined.
Assessor: What about the waste itself? Where is that kept?
the stuff is held in a lead container, all lead.
Assessor: Let me see if I get this straight. You wear a lead suit, sit in a
lead-lined cabin and the radioactive waste is kept in a lead
Trucker: Yeah, that's right all lead
Assessor: Then I can't see how you could claim against him for radiation
Trucker: I'm not. I claiming for lead poisoning.