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Family of Texas Man Killed by Trencher Files Suit Against Manufacturer, Employer

15 July 2013No Comments

workplace accidentThe family of a Texas worker who was killed after being run over by a construction trencher in May has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the trencher manufacturing company and the worker’s employer for gross negligence. If you have suffered workplace injuries in Corpus Christi, or if you lost a loved one in an on-the-job accident in Texas, consult our knowledgeable wrongful death lawyers at Bandas Law Firm for legal help. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses, which you can pursue by filing a lawsuit against the allegedly negligent person or party. Our legal team has years of experience protecting the rights of injured individuals throughout Texas, and will work diligently to help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

Texas Worker Suffers Fatal Injuries On Job Site

Felipe Jaimez Perdomo died on May 9, near a residential construction site in Northwest Austin, after a machine used to dig trenches rolled down a hill and fell on top of him. According to police, after trying to help jump-start a SkyTrak forklift with a trencher, Perdomo drove the trencher back up to the construction site at the top of a steep hill. A witness reported that Perdomo then attempted to stop the trencher, but it continued to roll back down the hill, struck a curb and flipped over numerous times, pinning the 37-year-old underneath the machine. As a result of the devastating accident, Perdomo suffered head trauma, his left arm was severed, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Employer, Manufacturer Accused Of Gross Negligence

In the wrongful death lawsuit, which was filed in Travis County District Court on July 10, Perdomo’s family accuses Vermeer Manufacturing Company and Vermeer Equipment of Texas, Inc., of manufacturing a “defective and unreasonably dangerous” trencher machine. The family also accuses M.J. Sheridan of Texas, Inc. – the worker’s employer at the time of his tragic death – of failing to adequately maintain and/or monitor the trencher, including warning Perdomo of the trencher’s danger. In their suit, Perdomo’s mother and the mothers of his three children are pursuing more than $1 million in damages for funeral and burial expenses, and loss of inheritance and companionship.

Contact Our Law Firm Today For Legal Help

Workers in industries that are inherently dangerous – such as the oil and gas and construction industries – put their lives at risk on a daily basis just by showing up to work. Unfortunately, when employers fail to implement safety measures to protect the safety of their workers, and when manufacturing companies manufacture faulty machinery and heavy equipment, workers are the ones whose well-being is put at unnecessary risk. If you have been injured on the job in Texas, and you think you might have grounds to file a lawsuit against your employer or a third party, such as an equipment manufacturer, contact our reputable attorneys at Bandas Law Firm today to discuss your legal options.


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