Parents of Employee Killed in Gas Explosion Files Wrongful Death Suit

The parents of Megan Cramer, a hostess killed in the February blast at JJ’s restaurant in Missouri, have filed a wrongful-death suit against six defendants that include five companies and one person.

The plaintiffs are hoping that the litigation will result in better regulations, and following those regulations, so there are no future incidents like this. The suit, filed Friday in Jackson County, names as defendants Missouri Gas Energy, Time Warner Cable Midwest, USIC Locating Services Inc., Southern Union Co., Heartland Midwest LLC and a Heartland employee. Vicki Anderson Granado, an MGE spokeswoman, said that the company does not comment on pending litigation. Representatives of the other defendants could not be reached for comment. Megan Cramer, 46, died Feb. 19 in a gas explosion that flattened the restaurant at 910 W. 48th St. and sent a plume of black smoke rising hundreds of feet into the air on the west side of the Country Club Plaza. A drilling project was taking place outside the restaurant when a gas line was severed. Megan Cramer’s body was recovered the day after the explosion.

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