A Texas jury has awarded $222 million to the widow of a man who was killed in a June 2018 accident at Evergy’s Jeffrey Energy Center power plant near St. Marys.

The jury found Texas-based subcontractor Team Industrial Services 90 percent responsible for the death of Jesse Henson, of Manhattan. Henson and a co-worker, Damien Burchett, of Overbrook, were burned alive by steam at the plant. Evergy, then-known as Westar, was found to be 10 percent responsible.

The men were engulfed by hot steam while checking on a loss of power. Burchett’s relatives have filed a separate lawsuit.

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