A West, Texas resident has filed what could be the first of many victim-led lawsuits against the owner of the fertilizer plant which exploded last week, killing 14 and injuring 200 people. Andrea Gutierrez, who lost her home and nearly all of her physical possessions in the explosion, is seeking damages from Adair Grain, Inc. as compensation for loss of property and “physical as well as emotional injuries,” according to a statement from the firm representing her case.
Randy Roberts, Gutierrez’s attorney, said that the explosion was almost certainly a result of Adair Grain’s negligence.
“This kind of explosion doesn’t happen if everything’s going right,” he told MSNBC. “The explosion itself is the best evidence that something was done wrong.”
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