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A 55 year old construction worker was working on the construction of the new McLane Stadium at Baylor University when equipment to which he was tethered by a safety harness collapsed into the Brazos River on January 28th, 2014. The worker was unable to free himself and drowned. Our law firm is representing the worker's surviving family members, and we are currently investigating how and why this happened.
Vuk Vujasinovic, lead counsel for the family, attempted to work with the school and construction companies to investigate the worker's death, but according to Mr. Vujasinovic, "The school and the construction companies told us they would not provide these materials unless and until we sued them."
Baylor University maintains a "construction cam" that captures continuous video of stadium construction activities, including video of the pedestrian bridge where our clients' loved one was working. This video is one of the primary pieces of evidence Mr. Vujasinovic wants preserved.
OSHA visited the site and investigated, but is no longer on site. OSHA has not released any results of its investigation.
Baylor University, the construction companies, and their insurance companies have conducted extensive investigations, but they have not disclosed the results of their investigation activities to anyone, other than one batch of photographs.
The worker's surviving family remains in the dark about how and why he died on this job.
A wrongful death and survival lawsuit was filed in Harris County District Court on March 6, 2014.
If you have any information that would be helpful in the investigation of the death of Mr. Suarez, please contact us.