The plaintiff’s husband was working with another employee in an attempt to remove the top of a 55-gallon drum which they believed contained a nonflammable cleaner.


The workers were using a blow torch when the drum, which actually contained a flammable construction sealer, exploded. Both were severely burned and, later, both men died as a result of their injuries. The drum bore no label bearing either warnings or instructions.

About the Author: James Swartz
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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