(LUBBOCK, TX) – Family members of a Raymundo Correa, 38, who died in a work-related accident, have filed a lawsuit against his employer, Diamond Plastics Corporation.
Correa died after he got stuck in a hydraulic press while attempting to fix it, according to Lubbock Police.
In a police report, his death was labeled as an “industrial accident.”
A friend filed the lawsuit on behalf of two of Correa’s children. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in the 99th State District Court.
A temporary restraining order in the case prevents Diamond Plastics from “damaging modifying, altering, selling or disposing of, in any way, the hydraulic press machine, including all component parts, involved in the incident in question.”
It also restrains the company from “removing or transporting the hydraulic press machine, including all component parts, from its present location without leave of Court,” and “destroying or tampering with any of the records or documents or any material item whatsoever that pertain to the hydraulic press machine in question.”
The lawsuit requests that the legal team representing Correa’s children be allowed inside the facility to “inspect, film and photograph” the equipment, and to perform an independent investigation.
A hearing was scheduled for April 6 to determine whether or not a Temporary Injunction will be granted.
The attorney representing Correa’s children was not available for comment Thursday.
Calls made to Diamond Plastics were not returned Thursday.