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Paint company pays $1.65 million to fire victims’ families

Last month, a paint company out of California  accepted guilt in the death of 5 people working at a power plant in Colorado.  In a plea agreement, the company admitted to violating U.S. workplace safety regulations, and agreed to pay the fire victims’ families $1.65 million.

The tragic incident occurred in October 2007, when workers were cleaning a paint sprayer with a flammable solution inside a pipeline in Georgetown, Colorado.  The paint sprayer caught fire, and the workers were trapped inside the tunnel.

OSHA issued a statement after the plea deal was announced, stating, “Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the families affected by this needless tragedy.  It never should have happened.”


At Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., we are honored to help accident victims in their time of need, and take our responsibility as personal injury lawyers incredibly seriously. We know how important it is for victims to secure the full and fair compensation they need following a serious accident, and that is why we take a hands-on, personalized approach to every case we handle.

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