Construction Worker Accused of Being on Drugs Was Having a Heatstroke

Gabriel Infante was working for B Comm Constructors in June of 2022. He was working outside in the summer sun to move internet fiber optic cables when he began to exhibit signs and symptoms of a heatstroke, which included confusion, altered mental state, dizziness, and loss of consciousness.

Mr. Infante’s friend and co-worker, Joshua Espinoza, began to pour cold water over Mr. Infante in an attempt to cool him down. A foreman on the job insisted that Mr. Espinoza call the police, stating that Mr. Infante’s behavior was due to drugs. When emergency medical personnel arrived, the foreman requested that a drug test be performed. Mr. Infante later died at the hospital from a severe heatstroke; his recorded internal temperature was 109.8F. On the day of the incident, temperatures reached in excess of 100F with humidity levels reaching as high as 75%. His mother, Velma Infante, has filed suit.

Ms. Infante is asking for $1M in damages for her son’s death. She noted there were no safeguards or protections in place by B Comm Constructors to protect their employees from the extreme heat. Additionally, she claims there was not any training or heat-related illness prevention polices or procedures in place at the time of the incident.

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