Chemical Leak at DuPont Plant in Texas Spurs Wrongful Death Suit

November 20, 2014

The widow of one of four workers killed in a Houston-area DuPont chemical plant leak has filed a wrongful death lawsuit seeking more than $1 million.

The Houston Chronicle reported that the lawsuit was filed by Michelle Tisnado, who was married to Gilbert Tisnado.

The lawsuit filed in Houston names E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., plus the manager of the plant in La Porte.

Three other workers, including Gilbert Tisnado’s brother, Robert Tisnado, died at the DuPont facility on Nov. 15. A coroner has ruled the workers died of accidental asphyxiation.

Authorities are trying to determine what caused the chemical release.

A message left with a DuPont spokesman wasn’t immediately returned.

DuPont has issued a statement of remorse and extended sympathy to the families of the four employees who died.

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