Family Of UTA Worker Sues Agency For His Alleged Wrongful Death.

Just as employees have a responsibility to work hard and fulfill certain tasks for their employers, employers have a certain level of responsibility to ensure that workers do not fall victim to preventable workplace injuries. When such injuries do occur, employers may find themselves on the wrong end of a lawsuit. Such is the case in Utah, where the family of an employee of the Utah Transit Agency (UTA) is suing the company for the employee’s death. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert wrongful death attorney at 617-787-3700 or email us at

Kay Ricks, an employee of the UTA, was kidnapped and ultimately killed in May 2016 by two men who were on the run from the police at the time and needed to steal Ricks’ truck. The police caught the kidnappers but failed to save Ricks, who was left dead on the side of the road. Ricks’ family has now brought a lawsuit against the UTA, claiming they knew or should have known of the dangerous nature of his job yet still failed to respond to a stress call that night. They are being represented by Provo, Utah attorney Brian Boggess. There previously had been ongoing complaints by UTA workers that they had to operate in extremely unsafe areas and were often working alone.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a workplace accident, you may be entitled to monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert worker’s compensation attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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