A worker at the SoFi stadium construction site in Inglewood, Calif., Died on the scene after falling from the roof on Friday, a spokesperson for the contractor confirmed.
The Turner-AECOM joint venture, the site’s general contractor, said an iron worker fell from the roof structure and that emergency services were called immediately.
The SoFi Stadium is home to the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers and is slated to open for the 2020 NFL season.
“This is an extremely sad day. Our thoughts and prayers go with his family, friends and colleagues during this extremely difficult time,” said Turner-AECOM joint venture in a statement. “We are working very hard to prevent days like this from happening and we have stopped all construction work. Consultation services will be made available to all on-site staff to support them in the difficult days and weeks ahead.”
The SoFi Stadium, the Rams and the Chargers published a joint statement about the accident.
“We are very sad about the loss of a construction worker on the stadium grounds today,” the statement said. “Our most righteous thoughts and prayers go to the family and friends of the deceased.
“The safety of our construction team and all of our employees is a top priority for our organizations. We will continue to work with our partners and local authorities to meet this commitment.”
It is uncertain when work on the site will resume.
The stadium, owned by Stan Kroenke, is slated to hold its first event on August 14, when the Saints Rams and New Orleans play in a preseason game.
Construction of the stadium began in November 2016. Originally estimated at $ 2.6 billion, the price is now estimated at over $ 5 billion.
This is the first known incident that resulted in death on the construction site.