Friday, April 11, 2008

Iraqi Contractors File Joint Injury Suit Against Halliburton Subsidiary

Everyone knows that working in a war zone is dangerous business. But contractors of construction firm KBR were expecting risks like stray bullets and missiles – not carcinogenic chemicals – when they helped get an Iraqi oil facility up and running after the U.S. invasion in 2003.

The contractors there encountered massive amounts of sodium dichromate, a notoriously dangerous chemical compound that site bosses dismissed as nothing more than a “mild irritant.” Within a matter of weeks, almost the entire crew was experiencing troubling symptoms. Now,
lawyers on both sides of the injury suit they later filed are working out the legal implications of wartime workplace injuries.

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