A shoe factory worker had been given a five gallon container of acetone (a highly flammable liquid) and an empty pail to do work at home.


The warning “Flammable” was on the acetone container, but the factory worker was given no instructions concerning the proper method of using the liquid. She poured some liquid in the pail, and when finishing her work, she left the uncapped container and the pail with the liquid near a stove fueled by L.P. gas, and went to bed. Early in the morning a fire ensued killing her and other occupants of the home.

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Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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