Construction resumes at SoFi Stadium two days after worker fell to death

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Construction crews were back on the job at SoFi Stadium Monday, two days after work was stopped following the death of a worker there.

According to Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times, a spokesman for the joint venture overseeing the project said that work restarted everywhere other than the roof.

On Friday, 37-year-old Juan Becerra died when he fell off the roof. He fell an approximate 110 feet. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the incident.

The joint venture also confirmed another positive test for COVID-19 on the site, the 13th known case among workers on the site.

The stadium is scheduled to open Aug. 14 for a Rams-Saints preseason game, with a Chargers-Cowboys game set for two days later.

8 responses to “Construction resumes at SoFi Stadium two days after worker fell to death

  1. Sounds about right. All the subcontractors better watch their asses as any little infraction will bring a world of hurt on you.

  2. Sounds like someone wasn’t hooked in to his safety line. That should never happen on a union job site. Oh yea that’s right this stadium isn’t being built using union labor right my bad

  3. Nobody should ever fall 110 feet at a construction site. A terrible mistake was made by someone.

  4. Sad a man had to lose his life in this day and age of ironworker safety.

  5. Terrible to hear this, and God bless Mr Becerra’s family and friends. I can only hope whatever safety procedure failure that was the cause of this tragedy won’t be occurring with anyone else.

  6. The stadium is cursed. Bad owner, overpriced eyesore, tough timing with the virus, and add just a terrible unfortunate accident.

  7. KoolAidFree says:
    June 9, 2020 at 8:51 am
    Sounds like someone wasn’t hooked in to his safety line. That should never happen on a union job site. Oh yea that’s right this stadium isn’t being built using union labor right my bad

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    Union or not – operating at that height requires a safety line because it’s common sense. Why he wasn’t hooked in? Who knows. But unless the super or someone in management removed the safety line and forced him up there (extremely unlikely), the fault will lie with Mr. Becerra.

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