- Associated Press - Monday, October 12, 2015

MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) - The wife of a man killed in a 2014 explosion at Omega Protein is suing the company, saying her husband did not receive adequate warnings about flammable hydrogen sulfide gasses inside a storage tank he was working on when it blew up.

The Sun Herald of Biloxi reports (https://bit.ly/1Mr846q) that Katlyn Taylor filed the lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court. Her husband, 25-year-old Jerry Lee Taylor II, was welding on the top of a metal storage tank at Omega’s fish processing plant on July 28, 2014 when the tank exploded.

Katlyn Taylor is seeking punitive and compensatory damages for wrongful death, pain and suffering and other claims. She is asking for a jury trial.

Omega spokesman Ben Landry says they did not wish to comment on the lawsuit.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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