Nov 9, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; A general view of Kyle Field during the first quarter between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Family of worker killed in Kyle Field accident files wrongful death lawsuit


The family of 28-year-old Angel Garcia who died after a four-story fall while working as a demolition worker at Texas A&M’s Kyle Field has filed a lawsuit against J.T. Vaughn Construction, LLC of Houston and several associated firms, according to USA TODAY.

Garcia leaves behind his mother Josefina Garcia, and two children, ages 6 and 7 according to the lawsuit which is seeking yet to be determined damages for the wrongful death .

“Our law firm’s investigation of this incident continues, and we are also monitoring the related state and federal investigations,” attorney Jason Gibson wrote in a statement sent to the media, along with the suit.

Garcia was working in the northeast part of the stadium when the accident and wrongful death occurred allegedly because of “negligence and inadequate safety policies and procedures.”

In Gibson’s statement, Angel was catapulted off the edge of a fourth-floor ramp when a section of concrete fell onto bucket of the skid steer loader he was operating. The extra weight caused the small tractor to fall over the edge. The tractor hit a steel beam on the way down, which caused enough force to eject Angel from the tractor. He landed on a pile of rubble, causing traumatic injuries to his torso and head, according to claims in the suit.

 

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