PORT ALLEN, LA (FOX44) — Over 100 people have filed a civil lawsuit against Air Liquide after the explosion and chemical fire a little over a week ago.
The blast shut down Hwy 190 for days and forced the evacuation of hundreds from their homes. Now, some of those residents are suing, claiming physical injury and mental anguish. They say Air Liquide was negligent in handling volatile chemicals and emergency preparation plans.
Air Liquide did not respond to our request for comment about this lawsuit.