Family member sues over Easter Nuclear One accident

RUSSELLVILLE (KATV) - The mother of a man who was killed while working at Nuclear One in Russellville filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday in Pope County Circuit Court.

Wade Walters was killed Easter morning when a crane was lifting a 525 ton piece of equipment collapsed. Eight other people were injured in the process.

The lawsuit names Entergy Arkansas, which operates the plant, as a defendant as well as several other companies. It claims that the crane was held together by insufficient welds.

An Entergy spokesperson said the company will carefully review the lawsuit and respond appropriately.

Click here to read the lawsuit in its entirety.