Chevron Settles PA Marcellus Wrongful Death Lawsuit for $5M

gavel on moneyIn February 2014 there was an explosion and fire at a Chevron well pad that eventually spread from one Marcellus well to a second well on the same well pad in Greene County, PA (see Explosion & Fire at Chevron Well in SWPA – 1 Person Missing). Ian McKee, 27, a Cameron International contractor working at the site was tragically killed in the blast (see Remains of Chevron Contractor Found at Greene County Well Site). The final report of the PA Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) investigating the accident concluded there was plenty of blame for Chevron, primarily from using overworked and inexperienced well site managers (see DEP Issues Final Report – What Caused Chevron Well Fire?). Ian’s girlfriend/partner was pregnant at the time of his death. Ian’s parents sued Chevron for wrongful death (see Parents of Worker Killed in Chevron Greene Co Fire Sue). That lawsuit has just been settled for $5 million, broken down as follows…

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