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Six restaurant workers file lawsuit in fatal Missouri gas explosion

By CNN Staff
updated 11:42 AM EDT, Tue March 26, 2013
The explosion killed one person and injured at least 15 others at JJ's Restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri, on Feb. 19.
The explosion killed one person and injured at least 15 others at JJ's Restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri, on Feb. 19.

(CNN) -- Six employees of JJ's restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri, have filed a lawsuit against five companies and one person in connection with the February 19 natural gas explosion that killed one woman.

The workers filed suit Monday in circuit court in Jackson County, naming Missouri Gas Energy, excavating contractor Heartland Midwest, Time Warner Cable (an independent company no longer owned by CNN parent Time Warner), two other businesses and one individual as defendants.

An employee for a contractor laying fiber optic cable hit a 2-inch gas line with an underground boring machine late on the afternoon of February 19. The explosion occurred about an hour later, killing one woman at the restaurant and injuring at least 15 others, including the six plaintiffs.

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