$53 million awarded to family of Kyle Field construction worker killed

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HOUSTON - More than $53 million has been awarded by a Houston jury to the family of the construction worker killed at Kyle Field in 2013.

According to the Gibson Law Firm in Houston, three-quarters of that money will come from the Manhattan Vaughn, JVP construction group, which headed up the stadium redevelopment project. Lindamood Demolition, Inc. was found 25 percent liable for the injuries suffered by Angel Garcia.

The 28-year-old was working for Lindamood and operating a skid steer loader on the fourth floor of Kyle catching concrete from above. A large section fell onto the loader, ejecting Garcia and sending him to the bottom of the stadium.

Garcia was taken to CHI St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan with head and torso injuries, but later died.

The Gibson firm says the suit was filed on behalf of Garcia's mother and his two children.

Texas A&M was not part of the suit.