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Old Yesterday, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Hopefully, someone can help guide me in the right direction regarding if anything can be done regarding receiving some kind of justice & compensation.

My aunt was killed in a chemical explosion back in the 1940s while she was at her job site. She was in her early 20s. Her boss was responsible for this. He lied about his education, credentials, etc. to get his job. There's plenty of proof online about this...countless articles, photos, and even a book written about this tragedy that I'm trying to find/obtain. I know boss' name, the name of the company she worked for, the address, etc. I just learned of all these articles, etc.

Is there here anything at all I can do to pursue this and if so, who can I contact? (My father has passed away a few years ago now and there are no other relatives of mine to ask about this.)
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Old Yesterday, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Well, who would be getting compensation? You? Her children?

Is the company still intact?

Who would be responsible, if it is not?

What is the expiration of liability in your state?
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Old Yesterday, 11:23 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Is her boss still alive ?
I'd be interested in reading about this, could you provide some info such as the name of the company and where it happened ?
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Old Yesterday, 11:30 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Let it go.
(God, I am glad I don't have a distant relatives who used to run a chemical plant in the 40's before I was born)
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Old Yesterday, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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This is almost certainly beyond all statutes of limitation and I'd guess that nearly all parties to the incident are dead.

Solve it the other way: write the story up and get it published at as high a level as you can manage. There are history and true-crime writers who would pounce on something like this and give it national exposure.
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Old Yesterday, 11:31 AM
 
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Is this also the legal forum? Who knew?
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Old Yesterday, 11:31 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Is her boss still alive ?
I'd be interested in reading about this, could you provide some info such as the name of the company and where it happened ?
A young boss in the 40's would have been born in 1910. He would now be 108.
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Old Yesterday, 11:53 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Wrongful death statute of limitations have long passed.
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Old Yesterday, 12:04 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Is this also the legal forum? Who knew?
No. City-Data doesn't have a legal forum. As a general rule, people are advised that legal advice offered on an Internet forum probably should not be relied on.

I don't recall reading about this incident. While the Statutes of Limitations have almost surely passed, it might still be interesting to discuss.

OP, tell us about what happened.
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Old Yesterday, 12:13 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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The past is full of injustices that will never be corrected.

I had great grandparents killed or injured by a hit and run driver, way back around 1930, as they walked home from a trolley stop. I wished I could have had this cold case opened. There couldnt have even been very many cars on the road back then, but I realized it was way too late.
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