Beaumont, Texas municipal landfill worker Kenneth Allison has filed suit against Caterpillar, the manufacturer of a large-scale garbage compacter, after the device ignited and exploded while Allison was working nearby in March 2006. According to the details of the suit, the design of the machinery’s hydraulic hoses was defective, causing a rupture that resulted in the explosion. Allison suffered extensive injuries to his back, elbow, and hand after the force of the explosion knocked him to the ground. The lawsuit also claims that the injuries forced Allison to pursue early retirement and permanent disability.
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