Did you know that Michigan's worker's compensation act addresses the unlikely event of a hurricane in Michigan?
Section 151 defines agricultural employers. Anyone who hires a person on a farm performing the service of "clearing land of brush and other debris left by a hurricane..." is an agricultural employer. The agricultural employer is subject to the act if he or she hires 3 or more regular employees, not on a piecework basis, 35 or more hours per week for 13 weeks or longer.
I have lived in Michigan all of my life and have yet to encounter a hurricane! Oh sure things get pretty whipped up around here in the fall when Michigan plays Michigan State, but that is a force-of-nature of a different breed.
Michigan's workers' compensation act was first adopted by the Michigan Legislature in 1912. It probably was copied from an eastern seaboard state or from the Federal Employer's Liability Act of 1908. For more historical information see the workerscompinsider.com.