Agridyne asks to dismiss lawsuit from families of deceased employees
Pekin, Illinois-based animal feed plant Agridyne LLC has recently filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit lodged against it by the estates of two of its workers who died while performing job-related duties. Agridyne has stated that the legal action is barred by workers’ compensation exclusive remedy.
According to the lawsuit filed against the company, 37-year-old Peoria resident Frank Rosebur and 29-year-old Pekin resident Dean Stone lost their lives in June 2014 after the two men were exposed to poisonous hydrogen sulfide while aboard a railroad tank car because their company did not provide adequate safety training or equipment.
Upon investigating the circumstances of these two deaths, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations to Agridyne for three willful and eight serious safety violations, placing it under the agency’s severe violator enforcement program.
If you have been injured on the job in Illinois, contact the workers’ compensation attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. today by calling (217) 328-2828 to discuss your case and learn how we may be able to help you pursue your claim.