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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed After Cannabis Extraction Machine Explosion

He was assembling a butane hash oil machine when he spotted a leak.

The mother of a man killed in a cannabis extraction machine accident has filed a $24 million wrongful death lawsuit on his behalf.

According to Willamette Week, 24-year-old Furious Eldridge was helping assemble the butane hash oil machine in an Oregon warehouse in 2021 when it malfunctioned.

Workers evacuated after spotting a leak in the machine, but when Eldridge returned to the building to try to stop the leak, the machine exploded.

Eldridge was severely burned in the accident and later died as a result of his injuries.

The suit is targeting the company that hired Eldridge to set up the machine, the owners of the warehouse, and the company that sold the extraction materials.

Joseph Donahue, who owned Primordial Mountain, last year was convicted of criminal negligent homicide and of first degree arson.

He was sentenced to three years probation.

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