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West Fertilizer held $1 million in liability coverage, faced robberies

11:30 AM MDT | May 6, 2013

The West Fertilizer Co. plant that exploded on 17 April killing 14 people and injuring over 200 otherswas recently found to only be holding $1 million in liability insurance coverage, as well as a history of ammonia leaks caused by numerous burglaries. According to the Associated Press (AP), one of the several attorneys who have filed a lawsuit against West Fertilizer’s owners, Randy Roberts, says he wasn’t surprised the plant was carrying such a small policy, but he expects the owner to ask a judge to divide the $1 million in insurance money among the...

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