Co-Workers Raising Money For Family Of Construction Worker Killed In Building Collapse

Alan Scaia
October 12, 2018 - 6:39 am
Dallas Collapse

Austin York


DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Family and friends of a construction worker who died when strong wind and heavy rain hit a North Texas worksite on Monday are raising funds to help his family.

Raul Ortega Cabrera, 35, was married with two kids. His wife is pregnant with their third. She works at the Fairfield Marriott in Arlington.

The general manager says Cabrera's wife is the head of housekeeping, and her co-workers have set up a Go Fund Me page to raise money for the family.

Friends and co-workers are also asking for clothing for the unborn child.

Cabrera's family says the company he worked for, Megatel Homes, has offered to pay for his funeral.​ The funeral is scheduled for Friday morning at St. Matthew Church in Arlington.

A GoFundMe account has been set up for the family.