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City of West files lawsuit against fertilizer plant, plant supplier

POSTED: Monday, June 24, 2013 - 2:13pm
UPDATED: Monday, June 24, 2013 - 9:17pm

The city of West has filed a lawsuit against the West Fertilizer Company and the company that sold the plant ammonium nitrate.

The lawsuit claims negligence by both parties is responsible for the deaths and injuries suffered in the April 17 explosion. The city's lawsuit doesn't specify the amount of damage, but seeks more than one million dollars.

The plant's coverage policy only had one million dollars liability insurance.


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