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According to the lawsuit, filed on behalf of the deceased’s widow Angie Shelton and brother Ricky Dean Shelton, Mike developed lung cancer after working with the coal-ash spill cleanup crew at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant.
The lawsuit claims that Jacobs Engineering Group’s safety contractors were aware that the fly ash was toxic but they did not take necessary steps to ensure health and safety of the workers.
The plaintiffs are seeking $18 million in compensatory damages and 10% of last year’s revenue as punitive damages.
Eric Morelli, who threw the firecracker, was awarded 7-year prison sentence last month for causing the death of Milano. He said he was hoping to awaken Milano’s brother.
The lawsuit names the apartment owner, the town of Southington and local fire departments as the defendants and claims that the owner showed negligence by not installing window screen despite their continual requests.
The lawsuit was filed at New Britain Superior Court, Connecticut.