Williams Cos. Hit With $13.6M Verdict In La. Plant Explosion

By Keith Goldberg (September 27, 2016, 5:44 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana state jury on Monday determined that Williams Cos. Inc. should pay $13.6 million in damages to four contractors injured in a deadly June 2013 explosion at a petrochemical production plant owned by the midstream giant.

After a three-week trial, a jury determined that Williams' negligence led to the explosion at its ethylene production plant in Geismar, Louisiana, that killed two people and injured more than 100. It assigned 95 percent of the fault to Williams, 3 percent to Williams Olefins LLC, the listed owner of the plant, and 2 percent to officials at the plant.

The jury awarded plaintiffs...

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