Posted: Jun 1, 2011 9:22 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has declined to reduce the $1 million fine and $2 million in restitution he ordered paid by a Colorado company that admitted partial responsibility for the death of a Louisiana plant worker.
On Tuesday, Chief U.S. District Judge Ralph E. Tyson said Chemical & Metal Industries Inc. does not have to pay the $3 million while it appeals for reversal of his decision. But the judge required the firm to post a $3 million bond pending a decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.
The Advocate reports Delvin Henry suffered fatal burns in 2003, after he opened a cylinder that was improperly labeled for a low-pressure refrigerant. The cylinder at the Honeywell
International plant actually contained high-pressure corrosives that sprayed Henry.