Lawsuit filed in explosion at UPS facility in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Four men injured in an explosion at a UPS facility in Lexington last year have filed a lawsuit against the company that shipped the tanks filed with acetylene that are being blamed for causing the explosion.

According to the lawsuit, the explosion on May 30, 2018 was caused by at least one leaking tank shipped by Praxair to the facility.

Fire investigators say a propane torch ignited the gas.

All four men suffered “significant hearing loss” and other injuries, according to Morgan & Morgan, the law firm representing them.

“Our clients were healthy, active men doing their jobs when their lives were upended by a traumatic and damaging explosion that has left them with lifelong injuries. We believe this explosion and our clients’ resulting injuries were wholly preventable,” the lawsuit states.

Praxair has not yet commented on the lawsuit.

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