Attorney: 2nd Daikin employee dies from chemical exposure

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Sep. 28—A second Daikin America in Decatur employee in six weeks has died from chemical exposure on the job, according to the employee's attorney.

Kendall Dunson, a Montgomery attorney representing Will Delashaw, told The Daily's news partner WAFF-48 on Tuesday afternoon that his client has died.

"Mr. Delashaw's passing is tragic. He was fortunate to be surrounded by his loving family. We will do whatever is necessary to find out exactly what happened to him. We will honor his memory and the memory of others who died from exposures at Daikin."

Delashaw's death comes about two weeks after Dunson filed a lawsuit on his behalf against Daikin. Delashaw was being treated for lung injuries at UAB Hospital when he died, according to WAFF.

The Huntsville television station said Delashaw was affected by the same incident in July that seriously injured Wesley Rusk, 45, of Eva. Rusk died on Aug. 10 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.

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