Contractor Liability In ConAgra Blast Upheld, But Capped

Law360, New York (June 25, 2013, 4:52 PM EDT) -- An Illinois judge on Tuesday refused to let a contractor off the hook for contribution to an insurance coverage suit over an explosion at a ConAgra Foods Inc. grain silo that seriously injured a worker, but did place a statutory cap on its total liability.

After West Side Salvage Inc. employee Adam Nanez was hurt during an April 2010 explosion while cleaning a ConAgra grain bin elevator in Chester, Ill., the company’s workers' compensation insurer, National American Insurance Co., mounted the instant suit against ConAgra. In...
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