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Court Upholds Award of Benefits, Fees, Penalties for Worker Injured in Explosion

Monday, December 2, 2019 | 161 | 0 | 21 min read

A Louisiana appellate court upheld an award of benefits, fees and penalties to a worker who suffered injuries in an explosion in 2018. Case: Raney v. Top Deck Inc., No. 18-927, 11/13/2019, published. Facts: Byrle Raney was working for Top Deck Inc. at a pulp and paper mill in DeRidder when an explosion ripped through the facility in February 2018. The blast was triggered by workers who were welding and grinding above a tank that contained flammable materials. The explosion killed three workers. Raney allegedly suffered injuries as well. Procedural history: A trial court judge fou...

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