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Widow blames natural gas odorization company for husband's death


By Philip Gonzales | Sep 12, 2018

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PHILIPPI — A Pennsylvania widow is suing a natural gas odorization company, alleging negligence and an unsafe work environment in the death of her husband.

Carol Albertini of Washington County, Pennsylvania, individually and as administrator of the estate of Scott Albertini, filed a complaint in Barbour Circuit Court against Midland Resource Recovery Inc., alleging the Barbour County natural gas odorization company failed to follow generally accepted industry practices in decommissioning MP 85 odorization tanks.

According to the complaint, on May 25, 2017, Scott Albertini was an employee of Specialized Professional Services Inc. working in decommissioning Midland Resoure's MP 85 odorization tank in Phillipi when an explosion occurred. The suit says Albertini sustained great injuries, leading to his death. 

The plaintiff alleges Midland Resource Recovery failed to provide accurate and adequate information and failed to disclose that the MP 85 tanks contained numerous dangerous petroleum hydrocarbons, such as diesel fuel and gasoline.

Carol Albertini seeks trial by jury, judgment to adequately compensate the plaintiff's damages, with interest, punitive damages, attorney fees, court costs and all other equitable and appropriate relief. She is represented by attorneys Robert N. Pierce III and A. Michael Gianantonio of Robert Pierce & Associates PC in Pittsburgh.

Barbour Circuit Court case number 18-C-22

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