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Chevron reaches $5 million wrongful death settlement

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Chevron agreed to pay $5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a contract worker killed last year when fire engulfed a shale gas well. An Allegheny County judge this month approved the settlement of the lawsuit brought by the family of 27-year-old Ian McKee. The fire killed McKee, a field service technician for Houston-based Cameron International Corp. The Department of Environmental Protection criticized Chevron for a lack of oversight on the well pad before the fire, and poor communication with state officials in the hours and days afterward. Click here to read moreā€¦