Employees win ash spill lawsuit against Jacobs

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By Damon Lawrence

A federal jury of six women and four men found on Wednesday that the plaintiffs in the ash spill worker trial had proved their case against Jacobs Engineering Group.

That means a phase 2 trial will occur sometime in the future that will focus on each plaintiff’s alleged injuries, whether they are entitled to punitive damages and by how much.

The ash spill occurred at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant on Dec. 22, 2008.

A dike failure resulted in the release of more than 5 million cubic yards of fly ash.

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