JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit brought by a man who was injured in an explosion at an International Paper Co. mill in Mississippi in 2008.
Jeb D. Slade settled his lawsuit Thursday after a hearing in U.S. District Court in Natchez. The terms were not disclosed.
International Paper spokesman Tom Ryan said Friday that the company is pleased to resolve the lawsuit, but he wouldn't comment on the terms of the settlement.
Slade's lawyer said it's confidential.
Slade was a contract worker when a 12-story recovery boiler blew up as it was being restarted after annual maintenance at the Redwood plant on May 3, 2008. The blast killed 28-year-old Marcus Christopher Broome of Bolton and injured nearly two dozen others, including Slade.
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