Torts – the consequences

Torts – What are the consequences?
Freestate Fireworks Company (FFC) purchased a shipment of fireworks from Hercules Powder Company, FOB seller’s plant (which is supposed to indicate that the buyer’s liability during shipment). While the shipment was in transit, the fireworks exploded, killing three persons and causing a vast amount of property damage. There is some evidence of negligent manufacture of the fireworks. Discuss the possible liability(ies) of Free State and/or Hercules. When sharing your thoughts consider the following:
Who are the effected/involved parties (potential or actual)? How do the potential liabilities effect those involved parties? How did you arrive at your conclusions? (What theory(ies) did you apply?)