Judge orders evidence to be preserved at Baylor stadium construction site

POSTED: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 3:05pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 3:14pm

A Waco judge has issued a temporary restraining order against Baylor University and the construction companies, Derr and Isbell Construction and Flintco, who are working on Baylor's new stadium.

170th District Court Judge Jim Meyer has given a Houston attorney permission to inspect the construction site where a worker, 55-year-old Jose Suarez, died last month. The attorney will be allowed to look at the site on Tuesday. Suarez's wife and daughters have hired the attorney to look into possible video recordings and other evidence linked to Suarez's death.

Suarez drowned in the Brazos River after falling off of a piece of equipment at the pedestrian bridge construction site. Suarez and another worker were reportedly working on a lift attached to a deck at the construction site of the new Baylor stadium. Somehow, the lift detached and both men fell into the Brazos River. The other victim managed to get his harness off and swim to safety. Suarez's body was located hours later.


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