JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - A former popcorn plant worker in Missouri has been awarded nearly $3 million after claiming he suffered lung damage from a harmful chemical used to make butter flavoring.
Kenneth Moenning is one of 30 current and former workers at the Jasper Popcorn Company who have sued the owners.
They say the manufacturers should have known a chemical used to make the popcorn's butter flavoring causes lung damage.
Moenning worked in the flavoring room at the Jasper plant from 1993 through 1995.
Doctors testified he has a rare, progressive lung disease that eventually could require him to get a lung transplant.
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