Victims’ lawyers say funds set aside by the firm makes sense
Four months after an explosion rocked Texas City refinery, the financial impact of the incident has finally reverberated to the energy giant’s bottom line.
Settlements of claims come as allegations of mismanagement dog the oil giant
Oil giant has agreed to pay several families of those killed in the deadly Texas City refinery explosions to settle wrongful death claims, sources familiar with the cases said.
Suit: Dangerous conditions caused deaths
Families of three victims of a northwest Houston plant explosion sued the company for negligence, contending that dangerous conditions caused their deaths and those of five other employees.
A December nitrogen tank blast that killed eight men at a northwest Harris County metal-forging plant “could and should have been prevented,” a federal investigation has found.