Law & Labor
Wed May 21, 2014
Trial Date Set For Lawsuit Over Deaths At Gatlinburg Wastewater Plant
A trial date has been set in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the city of Gatlinburg and four other parties.
The suit was filed by relatives of two employees at the Gatlinburg Wastewater Treatment Plant. John Eslinger and Don Storey were killed April 5th, 2011, when a basin wall at the plant collapsed on them.
An assessment by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Office of Engineering blamed poor construction for the wall’s failure.
The trial is set for February 17th, 2015.