Texas Single Mother Files Lawsuit In Plant Explosion

Source: Sofia Perpetua / NBC News

A single mom, who with her young son “lost all their worldly possessions” in the fertilizer plant explosion that devastated West, Texas, is among the first people to sue the plant’s owner.

Andrea Jones Gutierrez filed a lawsuit against Adair Grain on Monday. She is seeking up to $1 million.

A fire at the West Fertilizer plant last week caused an explosion that killed 14 people, injured 200 others and destroyed at least 75 homes, according to officials. Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the accident.

Gutierrez lived in the building next to the West Fertilizer plant with her 14-year-old son, who was at church at the time of the explosion.

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