A 25-year-old construction worker fell four stories while working on renovations at Texas A&M’s Kyle Field. Angel Garcia, employed by Lindamood Demolition, was transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center where he ultimately died of his injuries.
OSHA, Texas A&M, the university police and the project’s general contractor are investigating the accident.
Most states, including Kentucky, mandate that employees who are injured or killed while on the job are covered by and receive benefits under workers' compensation laws. Workers' compensation offers no-fault benefits. That means that employees or their estates can receive benefits regardless of whether the employer, employee, a co-worker or some other unrelated third-party was at-fault.. The only requirement that must be satisfied in order to obtain workers' compensation benefits is that the injury or death must occur while the employee is working and within the scope of their employment. Benefits can include death benefits, payment of medical expenses, partial substitution of income loss during periods of disability and compensation for permanent impairments from injuries.