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Thu Jun 28, 2018, 03:42 AM

U-Haul to pay $160M in Feltonville food-truck blast that killed 2

U-Haul Co. of Pennsylvania will pay a record $160 million in a settlement after a Feltonville food truck exploded nearly four years ago, killing a mother and daughter and injuring 11 people. The amount is the highest pre-verdict settlement in Pennsylvania, attorneys for the plaintiffs said Wednesday.

Killed were Olga Galdamez, 42, and her daughter, Jaylin Galdamez, 17, who operated the food truck, La Parrillada Chapina, on Wyoming Avenue near Third Street.

Robert Mongeluzzi, an attorney for one plaintiff, said that the July 1, 2014, explosion was caused by a ruptured propane tank, which was attached to the truck and was overfilled. Galdamez and her daughter died three weeks later.

Galdamez’s son, Uliser Galdamez, filed one of the lawsuits against U-Haul, which regularly refills propane tanks but “maintains that it did not fill the propane cylinder involved in this tragedy,” a corporate spokesperson said.

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/feltonville-food-truck-explosion-lawsuit-settlement-u-haul-alan-feldman-robert-mongeluzzi-olga-galdamez-20180627.html

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