Siemens Escapes $2.6M Liability In Steel Plant Death

Law360, New York (July 22, 2013, 3:34 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana jury Friday unanimously found that Siemens Industry Inc. is not liable for a $2.6 million wrongful death award following a deadly molten steel eruption allegedly linked to equipment designed by the company’s predecessor, according to attorneys for Siemens.

The jury determined that ArcelorMittal LLC employee Samuel Moyer’s death could not be blamed on design defects in a ladle transfer car and argon stir station that were allegedly involved in a molten steel eruption. While the jury awarded Moyer’s widow $2.6 million, it allocated all...
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