Los Angeles, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - David DePaolo, Founder and CEO of news and education provider WorkCompCentral, died unexpectedly Sunday. He was 56 years old. According to WorkCompCentral, DePaolo was reportedly riding his motorcycle in Malibu Hills Sunday afternoon when he may have suffered a medical event. The cause of death has not yet been determined.
DePaolo launched WorkCompCentral in 1999, after an extensive career in workers' compensation law. He is survived by his wife Anne, daughter Nichole and son Anthony. He was an accomplished blogger and speaker for the industry, and was the visionary behind the Comp Laude Awards, an annual program designed to recognize the best elements of workers' compensation. His presence in the industry will be undoutedly missed.