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NJ Man Sues In Conn. Power Plant Explosion

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The Kleen Energy Systems plant is seen after a deadly explosion - Middletown, CT - Feb 7, 2010 - Photo: Douglas Healey/Getty Images

The Kleen Energy Systems plant is seen after a deadly explosion – Middletown, CT – Feb 7, 2010 – Photo: Douglas Healey/Getty Images

BRIDGEPORT, CT (AP / WCBS 880) – A lawyer for a New Jersey man says he has filed a $6 million federal lawsuit over injuries his client suffered in a Connecticut power plant explosion that killed six people in February.

LISTEN: WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reports

Attorney William Bloss says the lawsuit was filed Tuesday morning in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport on behalf of 52-year-old Nicholas Novik, of River Vale, N.J. Novik says he suffered head trauma and hearing loss.

The lawsuit names the Middletown plant owner Kleen Energy Systems; Torrington-based general contractor O&G Industries Inc.; Rowley, Mass.-based Keystone Construction & Maintenance Services Inc.; and Acworth, Ga.-based Bluewater Energy Solutions Inc.

Officials from the companies either declined comment or didn’t return messages.

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