June 17, 2020 — The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that a wrongful death lawsuit involving a ranch worker who was trampled by a bull can move forward.

In a ruling on July 12, judges determined that Texas law does not protect the owners of the cattle ranch from being sued in this case.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Raul Zuniga, a 33 year-old man who worked on the 760-acre Carmine Charolais Ranch in Fayette County.

In October 2013, Zuniga was asked to move 20 head of cattle by himself. After moving most of the cattle, he called to ask if he should move the last three — including a 2,000 bull, a cow, and a calf. When his supervisors returned, they found Zuniga dead behind the barn.

The medical examiner determined his cause of death was “blunt force and crush injuries” that were “severe enough to have come from extensive force like that of a large animal trampling the body.”

The lawsuit accuses the owners of the ranch of negligence for failing to provide a safe workplace, failing to train him and warn him of the dangers of working with cattle, and failing to supervise him.

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