Foam Companies Agree to 30 Million Dollar Settlement in R.I. Club fire

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Providence, R.I. (AP) Several foam manufacturers have agreed to pay 30 million dollars to settle lawsuits brought by survivors and family members of those who died in a 2003 fire that killed 100 people and hurt more than 200.

The settlement offers were disclosed in court papers filed today.

More than 101 million dollars has now been offered to victims of the February 20th, 2003, fire at the Station Nightclub in West Warwick from several companies, including home depot and a maker of fireworks. Plaintiffs have yet to approve the settlements.

Investigators blame flammable, egg-crate-style foam on the walls and ceiling of the club for fueling the fire.

The fire was started when a pyrotechnics display for the rock band Great White ignited foam placed around the stage for soundproofing.

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