Cooking spray burn victim awarded $7.1 million in damages after can ‘exploded into a fireball’

Cooking spray oils by Pam, a Conagra brand, rest on a supermarket shelf, in 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

CHICAGO — A jury in Illinois has ordered Chicago-based Conagra Brands to pay $7.1 million to a Pennsylvania woman who was badly injured in 2017 when a can of commercial brand cooking spray ignited in a kitchen at her workplace and set her aflame.