Wrongful death lawsuit filed over Houston-area DuPont chemical plant leak, 4 workers killed

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The widow of one of four workers killed in a Houston-area DuPont chemical plant leak has filed a wrongful death lawsuit seeking more than $1 million.

The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/14G9Eyk ) reported Tuesday that the lawsuit was filed by Michelle Tisnado, who was married to Gilbert Tisnado.

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The lawsuit filed Monday in Houston names E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., plus the manager of the plant in La Porte.

Three other workers, including Gilbert Tisnado's brother, Robert Tisnado, also died during Saturday's incident at the DuPont facility. Authorities are trying to determine what caused the chemical release.

A message left with a DuPont spokesman wasn't immediately returned Tuesday. DuPont following the accident issued a statement of remorse and extended sympathy to the families of the four employees who died.

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Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com