Worker injured in Romeoville gas explosion files lawsuit

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Romeoville townhouses leveled in gas explosion
Two Nicor workers were injured, one seriously, in a natural gas explosion that leveled two townhomes in Romeoville.

ROMEOVILLE, Ill. (WLS) -- Attorneys for a worker who was injured in a gas explosion in southwest suburban Romeoville last week has filed a lawsuit.

The blast leveled two townhouse units and happened while crews were fixing a leak that was reported earlier that day.

One worker suffered minor injuries, but the worker who is suing was severely injured, his lawyer said. A part of the roof fell on him, his lawyer said.

The worker's attorneys are suing the subcontractor who, they say, made the hole in the gas line.