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Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 12:00 am

The family of a construction worker who fell to his death at Kyle Field earlier this month filed a $100 million lawsuit against six construction companies and contractors related to the project, citing inadequate safety policies and procedures, as well as negligence.

Harris County-based Gibson Law Firm filed the 11-page lawsuit in the 80th District Court in Houston on behalf of Angel Garcia's mother, Josephina Garcia, and his two young children, saying the family is enduring an "unbearable holiday season" and the suit will help them begin the process of rebuilding their lives.

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5 comments:

  • bbfan22 posted at 10:54 am on Sun, Dec 29, 2013.

    bbfan22 Posts: 248

    And how much would he be worth if he were a family member of yours? Think about what you just said.

     
  • Bill Dexter posted at 5:22 pm on Fri, Dec 27, 2013.

    Bill Dexter Posts: 2

    I think it is a shame when people choose to file lawsuits. I doubt that anyone connected with Kyle field wanted a death on their hands. All the money in the world will not replace a life. To try to profit off of someone's death does not make sense. There a lot of businesses that could careless about unsafe conditions. I work at Bway and I assure you that they could careless about peoples safety. Yet, suing them is not going to change how they operate and or conduct business. I highly doubt that this lawsuit will ever change anything with Kyle Field, other than making some attorneys more wealthier than they already are.

     
  • Tejano2014 posted at 12:18 pm on Thu, Dec 26, 2013.

    Tejano2014 Posts: 11

    The Eagle's research into this article story fails to look at the main reasons for this to be an accident ... When this story first came out, the Eagle stated that OSHA had no regulations in this project ... And this conclusion came to be because it was a university project ... But either way, this is an accident that a human being has lost his life during his duties as a paid worker at this site. People, you need to look at the facts of today's workers in the State of Texas. The facts are that Latinos make up the largest work force in this and many states. Many of those workers aren't "schooled" into the safety practices and to be "safety certified" by OSHA in this or any work place in every job site. I was a union worker for over 36 years, and in those years, I've see many workers who put themselves in harm's way in their simple daily duties. This is where the rules of the workers should be put in place at all work sites. If this is overlooked, then you have these types of accidents ... and BIG lawsuits! ... To agnerd : How dare you make such a comment! A persons life is so precious and valuable, and that means ANY life!

     
  • TexasEagle2 posted at 8:51 am on Tue, Dec 24, 2013.

    TexasEagle2 Posts: 807

    And Agnerd's opinion isn't worth a nickel. :)[smile]

     
  • agnerd posted at 8:39 am on Tue, Dec 24, 2013.

    agnerd Posts: 799

    Sorry, but his life wasn't worth $100 million. Glad they will get their day in court though.

     

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