According to The Waco Tribune, the family of a construction worker killed in January while working on Baylor University’s new football stadium has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the university and several construction companies.
The deceased worker’s wife, two daughters, son and mother are seeking unspecified damages in their lawsuit, which was filed in Harris County, where one of the defendants, Flexifloat Construction Systems, is located. The suit also names Austin Commercial Inc., Austin Bridge and Road, Derr and Isbell Construction Inc. and Genie Industries Inc. as defendants. Austin Commercial, Austin Bridge and Road and Derr and Isbell are construction companies building Baylor’s McLane Stadium.
The 55-year-old construction worker drowned on January 28 after a hydraulic lift he and another worker were strapped to slipped from a modular barge and fell into the Brazos River. The two men were working on the pedestrian bridge over the river behind Baylor Law School. The other worker was able to free himself after the lift went into the river, but the 55-year-old was not. Divers found the 55-year-old’s body still strapped to the lift over four hours later.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the construction accident, but has not released its report.
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The family of this construction worker needs to know how and why this equipment ended up on the bottom of the Brazos River with their loved one attached to it. We hope this lawsuit helps determine why this fatality occurred, in order to prevent a tragedy like this from ever happening again.
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