Houston Jury Awards Family $53M for Kyle Field Demolition Fatality

February 12, 2016

Relatives of a demolition worker have been awarded $53 million over his 2013 death after falling four stories during renovation of Texas A&M’s Kyle Field.

Jurors in Houston on decided on damages in the negligence lawsuit filed on behalf of Angel Garcia’s mother and two children.

Garcia was working for Lindamood Demolition Inc. of Irving in December 2013 when a section of concrete fell onto the equipment he was operating.

Manhattan-Vaughn, a joint venture partnership between Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Co. and Houston-based Vaughn Construction Co., provided management services for the project.

The demolition company was found 25 percent liable. Manhattan-Vaughn was determined to be 75 percent liable.

Lindamood, Manhattan and Vaughn didn’t immediately return messages for comment.

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  • February 12, 2016 at 3:57 pm
    Will says:
    Construction companies are rarely nonsubscribers, so they likely had WC. In Texas a death caused by gross negligence allows the estate to sue for damages and gets them into t... read more
  • February 12, 2016 at 2:21 pm
    jim says:
    Only in Texas...the biggest but now, what about being the most realistic?
  • February 12, 2016 at 2:19 pm
    Agent says:
    Did these companies not have WC for injuries, death of a worker?
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