Partial Settlement Reached In Deadly Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

 Tuesday, October 13, 2015


A partial settlement has been reached in the 2013 explosion at a West, Texas, fertilizer plant that tore apart a section of the city, killed 15 people, including 12 firefighters, and caused an estimated $100 million in damages. The deal was reached on Sunday and its terms have not been disclosed, McLennan County District Clerk Jon Gimbal said on Monday. The settlement includes the families of the three civilians killed in the fire and explosion. Jurors who had been expected in court on Monday for the case were excused, the district clerk’s office said on its website.