Euphoric Fatigue (euphoricfatigue) wrote,
Euphoric Fatigue
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toilet parts, tolulene and acetylene sparks...

"Facts. The plaintiff was an employee of Compton Toilet Partitions, Inc. (Compton). On October 9, 1991, the plaintiff was assigned by Scott Braley, the proprietor of Compton, to remove the lids from empty fifty-five gallon drums that were scattered all over the property. The plaintiff was seriously injured when he attempted to remove a lid from an unmarked drum containing a small amount of the chemical solvent toluene with an acetylene torch, which caused the drum to explode. After the jury found the defendant negligent in answers to special questions and assessed damages against the defendant in the amount of $1,750,000, the trial judge entered a judgment for the plaintiff." ...

did you read that?

"the plaintiff was seriously injured when he attempted to remove a lid from an unmarked drum containing a small amount of the chemical solvent toluene with an acetylene torch..."

tolulene and sparks, attorneys at law... good grief.
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