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Pipefitter Files Suit against Axiall and Others Due to Chlorine Leak

Hartley & O'Brien, PLLC recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of an employee of Simakas Company in the Circuit Court of Marshall County, West Virginia.

The plaintiff, a union pipefitter out of the Pipefitters and Plumbers Local Union 495, was exposed to chlorine fumes and vapors when a flange was removed from a pipe which contained chlorine. The resulting leak caused plaintiff and 9 of his co-workers to be overcome by the chlorine gas.

Plaintiff suffers from severe lung damage with his ability to work impaired as a result of the chlorine exposure.

Plaintiff filed suit against his employer – Simakas Company, Axiall, LLC, World Wide Safety Consultants, and others.

Click here to read the complaint.

Robert W. Cooper v. Axiall LLC, et al., Marshall County, W. Va. Circuit Court Civil Action No. 16-C-144-C.

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