ExxonMobil Settles With Families Over Deadly Refinery Blast

Law360, Dallas (May 12, 2016, 8:12 PM EDT) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. has agreed to settle claims brought by the families of two workers killed in a 2013 explosion at a refinery in Beaumont, Texas, and by six others injured in the deadly blast, the families said Thursday.

A Tyler County District Court judge signed off Tuesday on a confidential settlement of claims filed by the killed and injured workers' families, their counsel Provost Umphrey Law Firm LLP said Thursday. Their suit had followed an April 2013 explosion at a heat exchanger unit at ExxonMobil's Beaumont oil refinery, which led to a fire that burned the maintenance contract workers....

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