Jury Awards Industrial Worker $33.1 million for Injuries Sustained from an Explosion

A Harris County jury recently awarded $33.1 million to a worker who was badly burned in an explosion at a Georgia-Pacific plywood plant in Corrigan, about 20 miles north of Livingston in Polk County.

The worker brought claims against the designer of the plant’s dust collection system and the maker of the spark detection system.  The injured worker was a plant supervisor, who survived the blast and fire that killed two of his co-workers.

The Harris County jury assigned 51 percent of the responsibility to AirCon, the company that designed the plant’s dust collection system, and 26 percent of the responsibility to GreCon, the maker of the spark detection system, according to the jury verdict.  Georgia Pacific was found to be 23 percent responsible in the blast, according to the jury verdict.

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