Employer, Tire Maker Share $1.2M Verdict In Explosion Suit

By Mike Curley (November 1, 2021, 3:40 PM EDT) -- A Mississippi federal jury has reached a $1.28 million verdict in a mechanic's suit against Asian Tire Factory Ltd. alleging the company failed to warn him about a faulty tire that exploded and injured him.

In a verdict filed Friday, the jury found Asian Tire 26.6% at fault for the accident that injured Charles Thomas Pettway, at the same time finding that his employer at the time, Cal-Maine Foods Inc., was 69.7% at fault and Pettway 3.6% at fault.

According to the complaint, Pettway worked as a mechanic for Cal-Maine and on June 23, 2017, he was mounting a Farm King...

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