Class Action Lawsuit Over Massive Chemical Explosion Filed Against EQ Industrial Services & EQ Holding Company
A class action lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Raleigh Division, on behalf of thousands of individuals and businesses in and around Apex, North Carolina against EQ Industrial Services and EQ Holding Company, alleges that the explosion and massive fire at EQ’s facility in Apex, North Carolina was a result of the company’s negligence, which needlessly endangered the safety of thousands of people, damaged property and interrupted business activity.
The suit seeks remedies for claims involving personal injury, property damage and business interruption.
The lawsuit alleges that EQ’s negligent actions caused a massive chemical explosion, resulting in chlorine and other hazardous materials to enter the air and surrounding community. Chlorine gas is highly toxic and was used as a chemical weapon during World War I. Residents and businesses in Apex, North Carolina, and surrounding areas, suffered injuries and damages, and will continue to suffer substantial losses into the future.