Fire and Explosions Cases

$2,000,000 Settlement

For Gene Keller, a construction worker injured during the 2005 expansion of the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport runway system. He and a co-worker were seriously injured when a dormant piece of dynamite exploded after they were instructed to drill into it. The stick of dynamite had misfired two days prior and the crew on site failed to neutralize the stick by washing it from the hole. When Keller arrived for a later shift his drill encountered the undetonated dynamite and it exploded. The case settled with the engineering company overseeing the blasting.

Settlement

A confidential settlement for the family of a college student who burned to death from a fire while in a fraternity house at the University of Missouri St. Louis. The local chapter of the fraternity was found to have broken multiple housing policies, including those pertaining to indoor smoking and fire detectors.

Settlement

A confidential settlement for a man who was severely injured on a construction site after dynamite caused a major explosion.

Settlement

A confidential settlement for a man who died while on the job site in a rock quarry after a dynamite explosion caused rocks to fall on him.

Settlement

For a young woman who suffered from catastrophic burns to 90 percent of her body after corroded gas pipes caused a gas leak and explosion. The woman received a favorable, confidential settlement from Laclede Gas Company.