Court: Workers Hurt in Plant Explosion Can't Sue

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workers cannot sue in power plant explosion

Hartford, CT -- The Connecticut Supreme Court determined that two workers injured in the Kleen Energy Plant explosion.

The power plant explosion killed six people and injured two in 2010.  The Supreme Court has determined that the two injured workers are not allowed to sue contractor O&G Industries because they paid for worker's compensation for the injured men.  The contractor paid for the worker's compensation and thus, is immune from a lawsuit.

The workers argued that the contractor passed on the cost of worker's compensation to sub-contractors.  However, their argument was rejected.

The explosion occurred when crews used a natural gas at high pressure to clean out pipes.  This sparked an explosion.  The practice of gas blowing was later banned by the state.

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