A maintenance worker at a manufacturing facility in Anoka, MN sustained catastrophic burns over a major portion of his body when a valve ruptured on a tank containing sulfuric acid. The acid was used in the manufacturing process and was ordered in 350-gallon polypropylene containers from a local distributor.

The valve had ruptured during routine use and the worker’s injuries disabled him from employment. A significant settlement was reached.

Settlement: $2.15 million