Chevron (NYSE:CVX) is ordered by a California jury to pay a combined $21.4M to the families of two brothers who died of cancer after finding the company failed to properly warn the men about the dangers of a toxic solvent they worked with at a company-owned tire factory.
The brothers worked for decades at a tire manufacturer in Arkansas owned by Unocal, which CVX purchased in 2005; both brothers died of leukemia at age 61.
The families’ lawyer argued that none of the plant workers wore respirators or protective clothing while working with the solvent.
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