Foam Companies Agree To $30M Settlement In R.I. Club Fire

By: AP
By: AP

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Several foam manufacturers have agreed
to pay $30 million to settle lawsuits brought by survivors and
family members of those who died in a 2003 fire that killed 100
people and hurt more than 200.
The settlement offers were disclosed in court papers filed
Monday.
More than $101 million has now been offered to victims of the
Feb. 20, 2003, fire at the Station nightclub in West Warwick from
several companies, including Home Depot and a maker of fireworks.
Plaintiffs have yet to approve the settlements.
Investigators blame flammable, egg-crate-style foam on the walls
and ceiling of the club for fueling the fire.
The fire was started when a pyrotechnics display for the rock
band Great White ignited foam placed around the stage for
soundproofing.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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