Dallas Worker Given Drug Test As He Lay Dying, Widow Claims


Benino Perez was planning on retiring in two weeks from the job at Texas Industries he'd held for 38 years. But then he fell, hit his head and died. Now his widow is suing for $15 million, claiming her late husband was left unconscious on the ground for two hours before an ambulance was called, and in that time, an employee zipped down his pants, and took urine from him for a drug test, reports ABC News.

Perez was a loader and batch man at the Dallas headquarters of the cement and construction company. On July 1 last year, he was working "without fall protection equipment," and fell several feet, according to the lawsuit. David Perkins, a Texas Industries executive told ABC News that a driver noticed that Benino was walking irregularly and bleeding from his nose, and sat with him.