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GWB Responds to a Tanker Truck Leak of Ammonia at Distribution Facility

Tanker Trucks

On July 15, 2009, a tanker truck from a major transportation carrier delivered ammonia to a distribution facility in Swansea, SC. During the delivery, a leak occurred which allowed ammonia to escape and cover most of the distribution facility’s property and adjacent homes. A woman who was driving on a local highway next to the facility drove through the cloud of ammonia and died from exposure. Hundreds of local residents claimed injuries and property damage from the ammonia release.

GWB was retained within 24 hours to represent the distribution facility and assist them in responding to the release, investigate its cause, respond to local, state and federal authorities requesting information and negotiate the settlement of various injury and property damage claims. Only one lawsuit was actually filed over the course of the next 3 years and it was settled for a nominal amount. Multiple mediations were conducted for both personal injury claims and property damage. All case were settled favorably for GWB’s client.

Past results and testimonials from clients are not to be taken as a representation that the same or similar results can be obtained by the firm in the future.