LONDON, Ky.(AP) - A chemical company was ordered by a
south-central Kentucky jury to pay $122 million to an insulation
plant where seven people were killed in an explosion four years
CTA Acoustics used combustible dust made by Hexion Specialty
Chemicals to make insulation for heating systems and Ford vehicles.
Accumulating dust sparked the explosion, federal regulators
concluded in 2005.
CTA Acoustics argued in the case heard in Laurel County that
Hexion failed to warn of the danger posed by the powered resin
Durite, The Courier-Journal reported. CTA argued that warning
labels weren't in clear view when the Durite was delivered.
Hexion representatives did not immediately return calls.
CTA has since rebuilt its Corbin plant.
Information from: The Courier-Journal,
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