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Judge Approves Distribution of Insurance Funds in Explosion Suit

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A judge has approved the distribution of more than $15 million in insurance funds to the families of three workers killed in a plant explosion.

The Weirton Daily Times reports that the families plan to dismiss wrongful death claims against AL Solutions and its parent, Tygem Holdings, Inc., once they collect the insurance settlement.

An explosion in 2010 at AL Solutions' plant in Hancock County killed two brothers, 38-year-old James Fish and 39-year-old Jeffrey Fish of New Cumberland, and 27-year-old Steven Swain of Weirton.

The Fish family's attorney, Mark Colantonio, says the families will continue to pursue claims against two private equity firms that managed AL Solutions.

Hancock County Circuit Court Judge Ronald E. Wilson gave the defendants 30 days to appeal his recent order approving the insurance distribution.


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