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American Electric Power to Pay Close to $ 7 Million in Explosion Death

AEP continues to pay lawsuit verdicts from tragic explosion case

A Marshall County, West Virginia jury found American Electric Power (AEP) negligent in a 2007 explosion, and they must pay close to $7 million to the family of a man that died in the explosion.

The lawsuit was brought on behalf of a Tyler County, WV man who was a truck driver at the Muskingum River Power Plant.  The family’s lawyer claimed the explosion was caused by dangerous conditions on the facility’s hydrogen storage tank.  They also claimed there was an explosion 15 months prior and AEP had not taken any corrective actions to prevent a similar accident.

An Ohio jury recently returned a $6 million verdict against AEP for a man who was injured in the same explosion.

The power plant is located on the west bank of the Muskingum River, near the town of Beverly, Ohio.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a workplace fire or explosion, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering and lost wages.   For a free consultation regarding your legal concerns, contact Munley Law.

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