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Worker Can't Hold Employer Liable for Injuries Caused by Coworkers Fleeing Explosion

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 | 481 | 0 | 1 min read

A Louisiana appellate court ruled that an employer could not be held vicariously liable for the conduct of its alleged employees who trampled a worker as they fled from an explosion at a chemical plant. Case: Higgins v. Williams Energy Partners, Nos. 2017 CA 0390, 2017 CA 0391, and 2017 CA 0392, 12/21/2017, published. Facts: In 2012, Williams Olefins contracted with CB&I to expand its ethylene capacity at its chemical plant in Geismar, Louisiana. CB&I hired Ken Haydel as a fuel truck operator, and Haydel was working inside the gates of the Williams Olefins plant&n...

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