Comcast sued over technician's death from fall

By John Suayan | Feb 23, 2018

HOUSTON – Comcast is facing a lawsuit alleging a technician perished as a result of an on the job fall last year, recent Harris County District Court records show.

HOUSTON – Comcast is facing a lawsuit alleging a technician perished as a result of an on the job fall last year, recent Harris County District Court records show.

In court papers filed in the Harris County 189th District Court on Feb. 20, Stephen Gonzales explains that his mother, Estella Pena, was replacing cable wire on Mar. 30, 2017.

The task reportedly had Pena work from a bucket that was at an approximate height of 14 feet.

“A nearby resident heard a noise and found the decedent in the alley,” the original petition says. “Though she was wearing her harness, it was not attached to the bucket and the bucket door was found open. Ms. Pena eventually died as a result of her fall.”

The complaint faults Comcast for not providing the proper equipment so that the job she was assigned could be discharged safely.

Pena’s supervisor, Aaron Saenz, joins the company as a co-defendant in the litigation.

Consequently, Gonzales seeks unspecified monetary damages.

He is represented by David K. Mestemaker, Norman Straub, Codi K. Kraus, and Jonathan B. Zumwalt of the law firm Mestemaker & Straub in Houston.

Harris County 189th District Court Case No. 2018-11105

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