$3.9 Million Settlement for Chemical Pump Explodes
- Date: Winter 1990/91
- Settlement: $3.9 Million
- Practice Areas: Product Liability, Unsafe Workplace, Wrongful Death
A young father was killed by an explosion while pumping a flammable chemical into a recirculating pump on his employer’s truck. The firm determined through investigation that the pump was defective and the manufacturer was sued.
The surviving spouse and two children have already received annuities which will pay them $3.9 million over their lifetimes. In addition, a claim against the bulk chemical facility for its violation of safety standards is still pending.