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3rd Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses Decision in Electrocution Death of SSG Ryan Maseth

Ryan Maseth FHPI just received information this morning the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed Judge Nora Berry Fischer’s decision to dismiss Cheryl Harris’ wrongful death lawsuit against KBR.

Judge Nora Barry Fischer Opinion to Dismiss Harris vs KBR (pdf)

Many of you have been following this case since I started posting about it in 2008. Cheryl’s son, 22 year old SSG Ryan Maseth, was electrocuted and died in a shower in his living quarters on January 2, 2008 in Baghdad, Irag. The electrocution was determined to be caused from a water pump that was improperly installed and not properly grounded by KBR.

KBR has always claimed the Army was responsible and that they (KBR) were protected by the Political Question Doctrine and immune from civil action. Well I guess that may not be the case.

I will update when I get more information! It looks like Cheryl Harris and Ryan Maseth just might get their day in court!!

UPDATED: Other articles are this decision to reverse lower court ruling

Federal lawsuit against contractor is revived in Pa. soldier’s shower electrocution in Iraq

Fed court revives KBR electrocution suit

Suit Over Pa. Soldier’s Death in Iraq Is Revived-AP

 

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  2. Comment by David:

    I wish the family well in this new victory. KBR should be held accountable as it was KBR that performed the work that was not held to any type of standard. KBR employees were instructed to hide the facts….seems it did not work very well..

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