Lawyer: Nearby tugboat may have been ignition source in Mobile barge blasts

(MOBILE, Ala.) — A lawyer for one of the burn victims in last month's barge explosions in Mobile Bay said a nearby tugboat may have played a role in igniting the fire, the news webstie reported. One of the workers burned in the accident has filed a lawsuit against the company responsible for cleaning the barges plus the tugboat owner and two other towing providers. Two workers remain in critical condition in a burn unit.

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By Professional Mariner Staff