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Workers' Suits Over Deadly Chemical Explosion Can Proceed

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 | 0

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ruled that lawsuits filed by the family of a worker who was killed and two workers who were injured in a chemical accident can proceed, reversing an earlier ruling that barred the lawsuit over exclusive remedy. In December 2016, Alton Zeigler, Jacob Jackson and Kevin Vann — maintenance employees of DAK Americas LLC — attempted to remove a faulty pump on a chemical production line in Calhoun County, South Carolina, and owned by Eastman Chemical Co., which contracted with DAK, which then contracted with another maintenance company, Mundy Maintenance...

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