Three Construction Workers Sue, Claiming Brain Damage

The construction workers claim they were exposed to toxic gasses for months while working at a Kenai chemical transferring building

Merced Sun-Star

Three Alaskan construction workers have filed a lawsuit against oilfield service company Baker Hughes claiming "ridiculous" working conditions led to their brain damage. The workers claim a vent nearby their working area emitted toxic gasses for months as they worked.

A Baker Hughes subsidiary company was fined $1,050 by the Office of Safety and Health Administration after an investigation into the emissions.

Baker Hughes is trying to get the suit thrown out under the VECO Act which says if you get workers compensation you can't sue the owner of the property.

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