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Texas ironworker’s family wins $19 million wrongful death verdict over Baylor football stadium construction accident

The family of a Texas ironworker who died in 2014 during the construction of a new football stadium at Baylor University in Waco has been awarded $19 million in damages in their wrongful death lawsuit against a subcontractor on the building project. The family of Luis Suarez had filed a lawsuit against Austin Bridge and…

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Houston construction worker awarded $44 million verdict for leg amputation caused by crane accident

A Texas construction worker whose leg was amputated after a crane accident has been awarded a $44 million verdict in a lawsuit filed against the owners of the crane and the contractor who operated it. Tyler Lee filed a lawsuit against Berkel & Co. Contractors Inc. and Maxim Crane Works LP following the Houston construction…

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Dallas electrical contractor awarded $2.41 million over knee, back injuries from workplace accident

A jury in Dallas, Texas has awarded a verdict of $2.41 million in a workplace injury lawsuit filed by an electrician who suffered serious back and knee injuries during an accident on the job. Jurors in the case ruled that the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School was negligent for injuries suffered by Johnny Munoz…

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Construction accident deaths increased in 2012, according to federal study

According to an annual report recently released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”), fatalities in the construction industry increased by 5% in 2012. This represents the first increase for construction workers since 2006. In 2012, approximately 775 workers were killed while working on the private construction sector, an increased form 738 such deaths in…

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New York worker agrees to settle construction site lawsuit against contractor

A New York construction worker has agreed to a $330,000 settlement in his lawsuit against the general contractor where he worked as a day laborer. Miguel Villegas filed a lawsuit against Vexell, Inc. after he was injured while working at a Brooklyn construction site that was operated by the company.

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Construction site accident at World Trade Center leaves worker in serious condition

A worker who was impaled on a piece of metal after falling in a construction site accident at the World Trade Center is in critical condition following the incident. The accident occurred at 4 World Trade Center, which was the sight of another accident in February 2012.