Imperial Sugar Received $345 Million From Insurers for Refinery Explosion
Despite not having paid one dime to any refinery explosion victim injured in the Imperial Sugar explosion, the Imperial Sugar Company has announced that it has received $345 Million from its own insurers to cover the cost of rebuilding the Port Wentworth refinery and business interruption caused by the February 7, 2008 explosion.
According to the Chemical Safety Board, the Imperial explosion was entirely preventable and caused by the dangerous accumulation of combustible sugar dust at the Port Wentworth facility. Litigation against certain Imperial entities on behalf of the workers who suffered burn injuries and Georgia work injury in the explosion continues. The Flynn Law Firm, a workplace accident and Atlanta Worker Compensation law firm, represents several victims of the Imperial explosion in third-party liability lawsuits.