Back in July, Benino Perez was working at a cement plant on Corinth Street in Dallas when he lost his balance. He fell from a height of several feet and was knocked unconscious from the impact. And according to a lawsuit filed in Dallas County District Court by his family and first reported by Courthouse News, his employer, Texas Industries, didn't call 911 until after performing a drug test.
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It took two hours for paramedics to arrive and take Perez to the hospital, where he died from his injuries. The family claims that Texas Industries was grossly negligent and violated a number of worker safety laws. The online OSHA report is bare-bones. I've asked for a narrative and more details on the investigation, which didn't result in a penalty.
Domingo Garcia, who is not too busy campaigning for Congress to file the occasional wrongful death claim, is representing the family, which is seeking $15 million in damages.