Lawsuit Settled Over Fatal Factory Explosion

International Paper Co. has settled a federal lawsuitstemming from a 2008 explosion that killed a contract worker at a Mississippi plant and injured 22 others.

The explosion at International Paper’s Redwood plant killed28 year-old Marcus Christopher Broome. Several workers were left with serious burns and other injuries when a 12-story recovery boiler exploded as workers attempted to restart it after annual maintenance.

Attorney for the plaintiffs, Billy Quin, said of the explosion. “The manner in which the recovery boiler was brought on line at theredwood plant was extremely reckless and in complete disregard for the welfare of everyone working on and around the boiler that day.”

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