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Worker Suing Over Injury In Airgas Explosion

Reported: Mar. 27, 2014 5:24 PM EDT
Updated: Mar. 27, 2014 6:44 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Elizabeth Noreika) -- A worker at Airgas USA's former facility in Putnam County is suing the company over a 2013 explosion that he says left him permanently injured.

William Lee Parrigan's lawsuit alleges that the company exposed him to an unsafe working condition.

The lawsuit claims he was required to "bleed out" tanks containing acetylene gas without proper safety devices.

Putnam County authorities have said the explosion involved about 50 tanks of acetylene.

Airgas closed the facility last August.



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