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More than $1 million sought from Top Builder Corp., Builder Services Group over worker's death

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 15, 2018

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HOUSTON – An estate representative is seeking more than $1 million from two companies after their decedent was electrocuted on a job site.

Brenda Martinez, individually and as next friend of M.C., A.C., J.C. and G.C. and as representative of the estate of Jesus Coronado Martinez filed a complaint on March 1 in the Harris County District Court against Top Builder Corp. and Builder Services Group Inc., doing business as Truteam Builder Services Group, alleging gross negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on July 18, 2017, Jesus Conrado Martinez was working in the course and scope of his employment with the defendants when the aluminum ladder he was using to install gutters on a Houston townhouse made contact with an overhead power line. As a result, the suit states Jesus Conrado Martinez was electrocuted and died. 

The plaintiffs hold Top Builder Corp. and Builder Services Group Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide a ladder with non-conductive sidebars and failed to provide a safe place to work.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek monetary relief of more than $1 million and such other relief to which plaintiffs are entitled. They are represented by Jorge L. Gomez of Gomez Law Firm in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2018-13609

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