In Monday's hearing the attorneys representing everyone living within a 15 mile radius of Camp Minden learned they will not be able to get inside Explo's property at Camp Minden to gather information. It's still considered a safety concern. Meanwhile the company's attorney would not comment.
"Mr. Frazier do you have any comments?"
"Not at all?"
"Nope thank you."
"Even about the hearing?"
"Have a nice day ma'am."Since law enforcement began moving the materials at Camp Minden local attorneys Kyle Robinson and Ryan Gatti have filed a class action lawsuit against Explosystems on behalf of everyone that was physically, mentally, and emotionally injured from the October 15 explosion and the Doyline evacuation.
They argue that while the clean up is going on, evidence for their clients is being removed and tampered with and they would like their own expert to go in and take pictures and videos of Explo's site.
In the hearing today after discussing with both sides Webster Parish judge Craig determined that it was still a public safety concern and the plaintiffs attorneys would not be allowed in yet. However they will be given access to information collected by Louisiana State Police.
"Considering the time sensitivity could this be harmful to the plaintiff's case?""I don't believe so. We've had the utmost confidence in the state police and the other agencies doing the investigation so."
"But everything they have you'll be open to?"
"Possibly. We hope so. We're encouraged we'll get that information when it becomes available."
At this point there is no telling how long it could be before anyone other than law enforcement will be allowed on Exlosystems property at Camp Minden.
While they would not offer any comments at this time Explo's attorneys did file a response to that motion with their own arguments including that it is the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections job to regulate explosives.
We'll have much more from their response and what happened in court tonight at 10 o'clock