Man injured in Omaha industrial accident sues

Jan 29, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man injured in an industrial building collapse in Omaha that killed two workers earlier this month is suing the company and its owner and president.

An attorney for Tomas Balderas, of Omaha, who was hurt in the Jan. 20 collapse of the International Nutrition plant, says the lawsuit is really an effort to find out what caused the accident.

The lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday, says the company and its owner and president, Steven Silver, should have been aware of the dangers that led to the accident. But Pearson says he doesn't know what caused the building to collapse. He says he's hoping the discovery process required by the lawsuit will uncover any federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration violations that could have caused the accident.

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