WEST (April 29, 2013)—A total of six separate lawsuits have been filed against West Fertilizer in connection with a deadly explosion that also left scores of residents injured and even more homeless.
A check of the McLennan County District Clerk’s online filings on Monday morning revealed six separate lawsuits, each of which names Adair Grain Company and West Fertilizer, both of West, as defendants.
The newest of the six was filed in 170th District Court by plaintiffs Carmen Bridges, along with Brent Wayne Bridges, Louise A. Mills and two other minors.
Another, filed in 74th District Court, names Joshua Zarecor as plaintiff and it adds Texas Grain Storage and West Folour Mill as defendants.
Yet another lawsuit filed in 414th District Court is filed by Admiral Insurance Company as plaintiff.
Lawsuits previously filed include one brought by a couple from West who were injured in the deadly fertilizer plant explosion.
The petition alleges Mrs. Bowles was thrown by the explosion and suffered a broken jaw, loosened teeth, a perforated eardrum, and loss of hearing.
Another was filed by Andrea Jones Guetirrez and it names Adair Grain and West Fertilizer as co-defendants.
Guetirrez is seeking between $500,000 and $1 million in damages.
The first suit filed was brought by four separate insurance companies, names Adair Grain and West Fertilizer as co-defendants.
The insurance companies have policies which protect several businesses.