SoFi Stadium construction worker falls and dies, halting work on the project

SoFi Stadium construction worker falls and dies, halting work on the project

A construction worker died after falling at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Friday morning, and work on the $5-billion project has been temporarily stopped, according to the joint venture overseeing the project.

One person briefed on the incident, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter, said the worker fell at least 60 feet while working on the roof in the southeast corner of the stadium near one of the massive concrete columns that support the structure.

“This is an extremely sad day,” a spokesman for Turner-AECOM Hunt said in a statement confirming the death. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues at this extremely difficult time. We work extremely hard to prevent days like this and we have halted all construction activity.”

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The death came a day after the number of known cases of COVID-19 among workers at the stadium increased to 12, seven coming in the last eight days.

The first major event at the stadium is scheduled to be the preseason game between the Rams and the New Orleans Saints on Aug. 14.

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