According to WMTW, Larry Lord, who spent months in the hospital following the LEAP Building explosion in September of 2019, has filed a lawsuit against two Maine companies involved in the incident.

According to Lord's attorneys, the lawsuit, filed against C.N. Brown and Techno Metal Post Maine, accuses the companies of negligence.

The explosion, which killed Capt. Michael Bell and injured six other firefighters, left Lord with burns over 85% of his body.  Larry Lord spent seven months in a Massachusetts hospital and a Massachusetts rehab center.

According to a report from the Maine Fire Marshal's Office, Techno Metal Post Maine punctured a propane line while installing a bollard in the LEAP building’s parking lot.  And, earlier this year, the State of Maine Fuel Board disciplined a CN Brown technician for not properly checking for leaks while filling the building's propane tank.

Lord has been praised for alerting the building's employees to the impending danger.

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