Construction Worker dies after falling more than 100 feet from SoFi Stadium roof

Per ESPN, a worker at the SoFi Stadium construction site in Inglewood, California, died at the scene after falling from the roof Friday, a spokesperson for the contractor confirmed.

Turner-AECOM Joint Venture, the site’s general contractor, said that an iron worker fell from the roof structure and that emergency responders were called immediately.

SoFi Stadium is home to the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers and is set to open for the 2020 NFL season.

“This is an extremely sad day. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues at this extremely difficult time,” Turner-AECOM Joint Venture said in a statement. “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.”

Fox News reports a joint statement from SoFi Stadium, the Rams and Chargers that was obtained by the Times called the death “heartbreaking.”

“The safety of our construction team and all of our employees is the foremost priority of our organizations, and we will continue to work with our partners and local authorities to deliver on this commitment.”

The stadium is set to be ready for the 2020 NFL season but concerns back in April over whether construction would be completed by August still linger as the number of coronavirus cases reported among workers continues to rise.