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 Mississippiplant and injured 22 others.

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

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

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