Safe Place to Work Claims

Edward's Client vs. PPL Montana LLC: Confidential settlement of a wrongful death claim based on the improper energization of the Unit 1 C Scrubber ID fan at the Colstrip Power Plant causing the fan to violently pull the worker/insulator for NAES Power Contractors into the louvered vent covers ultimately resulting in his asphyxiation and death.

Edward's Client vs. JTL Group, Inc.: Confidential settlement obtained on behalf of a foreman who was severely injured when a large, steel barrier plate collapsed on him in an excavated trench approximately 29 feet deep near Shiloh Road and King Avenue in Billings, Montana.

Edward's Client vs. Bjordahl: Confidential settlement for a subcontractor insulator who fell from an unguarded balcony.

Edward's Client vs. Sletten Construction, Inc., Gulfex Inc., Clemtex Corp., Clemetina Ltd., and Ingersoll Rand: Confidential settlement for a laborer who was operating sand blasting equipment was injured when the lid on pressure vessel blew off striking the laborer in the face and head.

Edward's Client's vs. Montana Power Company and PP&L Montana, LLC.: Significant confidential settlement for each of the three workers who were severely burned at the Colstrip Power Plant.

Edward's Client vs. Rhone-Poulenc Basic Chemicals Company: Confidential settlement for a worker for respiratory burns while cleaning phosphorus furnaces at an industrial plant near Butte.

Edward's Client vs. Stone Container Corporation: Confidential settlement for a worker who was performing high pressure cleaning at the industrial plant in Missoula when the dangerous work conditions caused him to become entangled in his hose and dragged into an auger crushing his left foot.

Edward's Client vs. Montana Power Company: Confidential settlement for a journeyman systems operator at the power generating plant in Colstrip who was severely burned when a piece of large slag, i.e. a "clinker", fell into the ash hopper causing a release of scalding water, steam and ash.

Edward's Client vs. Stone Container Corporation, Smurfit Stone Container Corporation: Confidential seven figure settlement involving workers injured in a kiln explosion.

Edward's Client vs. Montana Power Company: Confidential settlement obtained on behalf of a widow and family in wrongful death claim of a worker electrocuted while inspecting crude oil storage tanks in Musselshell County, Montana.

Edward's Client vs. Anderson Steel Supply, Inc. and All Steel Building Co., Inc.: Confidential settlement obtained on behalf of a laborer constructing a steel building when a heavy, solid steel, rail-type beam fell from a 30 foot wall and struck the laborer causing severe injury.

Edward's Client vs. Stillwater Mining Company: Confidential settlement of a wrongful death and survival claim brought by the widow of an underground miner who was crushed and killed by a load-haul-dump "LHD" vehicle with inadequate and improperly adjusted flood lights.