West: Nursing home settles fertilizer explosion lawsuit

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WEST, Texas (KWTX) West Rest Haven nursing home has settled a lawsuit it filed in the wake of the April 17, 2013 explosion that leveled the facility.

Details of the settlement that named fertilizer manufacturers CF Industries, El Dorado Chemical Company and the International Chemical Company, were not disclosed.

The explosion at the West Fertilizer Company killed 15, injured more than 200 and leveled homes and businesses.

The blast displaced all 133 residents in the 145-bed nursing home facility.

The nursing home has been rebuilt and re-opened in 2015 with 120 beds and 116 residents.

"On behalf of the board of directors and our shareholders, we would like to thank the law firm of Harrison Davis Steakley Morrison Jones, our administrative team and wonderful staff, the community of West, our volunteers, and especially our residents and their families for all their help and patience over the last several years,” said Robby Payne, president of the board of directors at West Rest Haven, Inc.