EUFAULA, Okla. (AP) — Two families are suing a McAlester propane company for more than $2 million over a deadly blast at a Eufaula sandblasting company.
The May 7 explosion left one man dead and another badly burned.
The McAlester News-Capital reports (https://www.mcalesternews.com/news/families-sue-mcalester-propane-company-after-eufaula-explosion/article_02910362-6c85-5acf-b349-581831cbd6ad.html ) the families of the two men filed suit in McIntosh County.
Officials say 41-year-old Donald Wayne Hamiliton died June 9 from his injuries. Michael Leslie Cox suffered severe burns.
The wrongful death lawsuit filed by Hamilton's family seeks more $1 million against Allford Propane. The Cox family is also seeking more than $1 million.
The company said he would not comment about the legal actions. The suit blames the propane company for the explosion.
Information from: McAlester News-Capital, https://www.mcalesternews.com/