Lawsuit Filed Against Refinery

Lawsuit Filed Against Refinery

There are 14 comments on the WXIA Atlanta story from Mar 19, 2008, titled Lawsuit Filed Against Refinery. In it, WXIA Atlanta reports that:

An employee at a sugar refinery that exploded last month has filed a lawsuit in state court against a company that was hired to clean dust at the plant outside Savannah.

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sandy springs

Lake Mary, FL

#1 Mar 19, 2008
Is this one of the employees that got hurt? or just someone trying to get some money out of a terrible tradegy ?
NativeNorthCarol inian

Roswell, GA

#2 Mar 19, 2008
with a name like that i could imagine someone just trying to get money
Legalize FREEDOM

Atlanta, GA

#3 Mar 19, 2008
NativeNorthCarolinian wrote:
with a name like that i could imagine someone just trying to get money
What the F is that supposed to mean? If you don't have an Anglo name, you don't deserve equal protection under the law? This is America. If you don't like people who are different from you, you belong on some freaky compound somewhere home-schooling your inbred, albino kids waiting for the ATF to come incinerate you. Have you sought psychiatric help yet?
staight from savannah

Jacksonville, FL

#5 Mar 19, 2008
sandy springs wrote:
Is this one of the employees that got hurt? or just someone trying to get some money out of a terrible tradegy ?
Does it matter? She worked there. You wake up one morning to find out that your friends and co-workers have been killed due to the company's negligence, or you our taking a smoke break on the job and BOOM! Shit just blows up......why not seek some kind of compensation for your loss, the whole lot of 'em aught to be digging for gold out of this as far as I am concerned. This is tragic what has happened to these people, the families the entire community, the company coming off of a few dollars or all of there money can't compare to the loss of the people this explosion affected. BTW for the other poster, I am white as can be and am not an opportunist, but if my little railroad blew up tomorrow, you can bet your ass I'm gonna want some one to pay- this is my career, my life and after 10 years of investing into it, someone should pay me back for my hard work and my time....especially if their ignorance is what caused me to lose it!!!!!!!
Lauryn

Dalton, GA

#6 Mar 19, 2008
This is just the first--of many law suits to come. This place will no longer exist when all these employee"s families get their day in court.
South GA guy

Valdosta, GA

#7 Mar 19, 2008
Another misleading headline. The lawsuit wasn't filed against the refinery, it was filed against the contractor who was hired to do cleanup.
Whatever

Stone Mountain, GA

#8 Mar 19, 2008
staight from savannah wrote:
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Does it matter? She worked there. You wake up one morning to find out that your friends and co-workers have been killed due to the company's negligence, or you our taking a smoke break on the job and BOOM! Shit just blows up......why not seek some kind of compensation for your loss, the whole lot of 'em aught to be digging for gold out of this as far as I am concerned. This is tragic what has happened to these people, the families the entire community, the company coming off of a few dollars or all of there money can't compare to the loss of the people this explosion affected. BTW for the other poster, I am white as can be and am not an opportunist, but if my little railroad blew up tomorrow, you can bet your ass I'm gonna want some one to pay- this is my career, my life and after 10 years of investing into it, someone should pay me back for my hard work and my time....especially if their ignorance is what caused me to lose it!!!!!!!
I wish I was as perfect as you. Sue. Sue. Sue. That's what makes your world go around.
backwoods

Norridgewock, ME

#9 Mar 19, 2008
If you mop be sure to put out wet floor signs. Gold diggers are everywhere. So much for rebuilding and furnishing jobs in Port Wentworth!
straight from savannah

Jacksonville, FL

#10 Mar 20, 2008
Whatever wrote:
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I wish I was as perfect as you. Sue. Sue. Sue. That's what makes your world go around.
Well thanks for the compliment but I am not perfect. I have never sued a soul, never had a reason too, but I would if I was a victim of that explosion or had a loved one that was. This isn't like someone runs out in front of a slow moving car falls on the ground and pretends to have a broke ankle from it, this is a valid and deserved law suit! Being perfect has nothing to do with it, the factory hired a contractor (supposedly) to do a job, they didn't do, people were killed and seriously injured because of it. Do you think that that same company would allow their employees to continue to work there and get paid by them if they weren't doing their jobs? NO they wouldn't.
Small_EEZ

Athens, GA

#11 Mar 25, 2008
Has anyone considered, with jingoid comments like the one NativeCarolinian wrote, that this may possibly be an act of terrorism? There is a strange attitude around here about the whole thing. Where is all the money in these collection drives going?(thats the big question)

Since: Jan 08

Ellabell, GA

#12 Apr 10, 2008
the price of sugar is is going to double after all of these lawsuits are finished.
savannah girl

Alpharetta, GA

#13 Apr 14, 2008
I think that if anyone got hurt then yes they should be able to sure the crap out of this company. I had a good friend that died in the burn center a few weeks ago. What does her family do? her 4 kids and husband, what do they do? Money is not going to bring back there mother. People that think all of these people are just going to get sue happy are crazy. these people have every right to get compensated for there losses. If only you knew what it was to see your family member off to work for the night and then find out they are never coming home! Not because of something that they did but because the company was trying to cut corners. If you can sue McDonalds because there coffee is too hot, I would think that you could sue a refinery for the wrongfull deaths and injuries that were suffered through this tradgedy.
JJB

United States

#14 Apr 20, 2008
Tort reform always sounds like a good idea until you are the victim!
Jonathon_cct

AOL

#15 Apr 23, 2008
I work for a contractor in refineries all over the USA. I think she might have a reasonable reason for making a law suit. Every situation is different some people get hurt some dont, But think about it, your making anywhere from $15 dollars an hour to $40 some people put many years into this kind of work and this is all you know. If your working something blows up, and your co work comes running out of the flames and screaming for dear life and you go threw this unreal event and someone you know dont make it, do you think your going to be able to do your job at the same level as before. At our job we go into the reactors with breathing are and chemicals that can kill you in one breath. Its very dangerous so we look out for each other close, like a family. I dont think i could work if something like that happened. Then what go make $8 dollars a hour at some regular job.

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