Portia Gray, the mother of the deceased Ra’Sean Gray, has filed a lawsuit against Bayer CropScience Institute for the wrongful death of her son.
Ra’Sean was a student at West Virginia University. In August of 2008 there was an explosion at Bayer which is near The University. That night there was a shelter-in-place order which told people to remain indoors. Mr. Gray did as he was instructed until they were given the clearace. When he went back to his dorm room after the order was lifted he found that his window was open and dust or soot was covering his room. He also stated that there was a foul smelling odor in his room.
Ra’Sean had notified The University several times after the incident and made at least one request for them to clean it. After the incident, on September 17 Mr. Gray made a trip to the ER because he was having trouble breathing. They treated and then released him. The next day he was admitted again and he died while in the hospital.
The wrongful death suit claims that Bayer failed to maintain its plant in a reasonably safe condition and failed to notify the public of the release of hazardous chemicals. The air monitors, which are designed to go off when hazardous chemicals are released into the air, were out of service the day the explosion happened.
Also named as co-defendants are The University of West Virginia and th State Board of Education because they were negligent in responding to Gray’s request.
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