Personal Injury Lawsuit Leads to $145M Award
A Missouri jury awarded three men more than $145 million in a personal injury lawsuit after they were severely burned in a 2010 grain elevator explosion.
The three men claim that the elevator they were working in had not been properly cleaned in 20 years. They also claim that the owner of the elevator, ConAgra, had not taken proper steps to protect the workers when the temperature of the grain began to increase and when smoke and an unusual odor were noticed, according to St. Louis Today. The men were removing equipment from a grain bin at the site when it exploded. Four workers were seriously injured and three suffered severe injuries. One of the workers suffered severe burns to 75 percent of his body.
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