Worker dies following tragic accident during NFL stadium construction
Terrible news to share from Los Angeles as a construction worker has died in California following a tragic accident at the site of the ongoing building of SoFi Stadium in Inglewood.
SoFi Stadium will be the new home of the Rams and Chargers starting this season.
The incident occurred when a worker fell from the stadium’s roof. The worker died on the scene according to ESPN.com.
Turner-AECOM Hunt, the site’s general contractor, issued the following statement after the incident.
“This is an extremely sad day. 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. Counseling services will be made available to all workers on site to support them in the difficult days and weeks ahead.”
Construction of SoFi Stadium was budgeted to cost $2.6 billion but more recent estimates put the budget of construction over $5 billion.