Fund Created For Workers Killed/Injured At Rice Construction Site

July 2, 2008

Lucia Group has established two funds to help employees who were involved recent incident at a residential college construction site at Rice University that resulted in one death and seven injuries.

The Juan Romero Family Survivors Fund was created on behalf of the family of Juan Romero, who died at the scene. The Ayala, Chinchilla, Guzman, Martin, Moreno, Padilla and Puente Family Fund will accept contributions for the seven injured workers and their families. One of the seven remains hospitalized.

Contributions to both funds can be sent to Amegy Bank, P.O. Box 27459, Houston, TX 77227.

The death and injuries occurred when a severe thunderstorm with high winds and lightning struck the campus around 4 p.m. June 19.

The injured workers – Carlos Ayala, Natividad Chinchilla, Jorge Guzman, Bobby Martin, Emigdio Moreno, Douglas Padilla and Noel Puente – are employees of Lucia, a masonry firm performing work for the general contractor for the project, Linbeck Group L.L.C.

Work at the site resumed the MOnday following the accident.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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